No injuries in weekend tanker crash

A tanker filled with malt barley crashed into the ditch on Hwy. 97 Sunday and stayed there for a few hours until a towing company arrived. A southbound lane was closed to traffic while the incident was cleared.
Image Credit: Vernon Fire Rescue

An out-of-town truck driver is without injury after crashing a fully loaded semi on Hwy. 97 near the Vernon Army Camp.

Deputy fire chief Lawrie Skolrood said the fully loaded semi tipped into the ditch Sunday morning. The driver had been travelling south.

When crews arrived around 10:30 a.m. the 62-year-old driver from Barhead, Alberta had exited the overturned MC tanker. He'd been moving a full load of malt barley, departing from Armstrong around 9 a.m. that morning.

The truck was moved from the area the same day by Vernon Towing and Armstrong Crane.

The driver was issued a ticket for failing to confine his vehicle to the right.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call (250)309-5230.


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