Truck driver fined after spilling load of logs on Highway 97

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VERNON - No one was hurt yesterday in a crash that left numerous logs strewn across the highway, but the truck driver is facing a penalty related to the incident.

RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett says the logging truck was registered to a company out of Kamloops and the driver, a 47-year-old man, was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for failing to keep right. The charge carries a $109 fine and three penalty points.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened yesterday, Jan. 8, around 2:30 p.m. at Highway 97 and Old Kamloops Road when the truck hit a ditch, lost control and spilled its load of logs, Const. Brett says.

“Fire Services, Commercial Vehicle and Safety Enforcement and RCMP all responded to the collision,” Const. Brett says. “There was one single occupant of the logging truck, who did not sustain any injuries, and no other vehicles were involved.”

Traffic was rerouted to Old Kamloops Road on Monday afternoon due to the incident.

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