Crash claims Rossland man

A 61-year-old Rossland man died on Sunday afternoon when his vehicle went down an embankment. His name is yet to be released.

A 61-year-old Rossland man died on Sunday afternoon when his vehicle went down an embankment.

The Trail and Greater District Detachment of the RCMP responded to the single-car crash on Gelesz Road around 2:23 p.m. on Sunday.

According to the RCMP report, the 2013 GMC pickup driven by the Rosslander, whose name has yet to be released, failed to negotiate a curve on the snowy roads and went off the road down an embankment.

Gelesz Road is located at the south end of Spokane St. in Rossland near the Malde Creek Forestry Service road, noted the Trail detachment.

The driver was deceased at the scene.  At this time the cause of the crash is under investigation.

The West Kootenay Traffic Services and the BC Coroner service are investigating this tragic fatality.


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