A fatal logging truck accident occurred on Nov. 15 near Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. The accident involved an employee of a contractor working for TimberWest.

A report from CBC News says the vehicle was submerged in water beside the roadway. Emergency personnel were alerted to the incident around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and an RCMP dive team was called to assist.

“We express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues affected by this tragic accident. A fatality within our forest community deeply impacts all of us,” said Jeff Zweig, president and CEO of TimberWest.

TimberWest has lent its full support to authorities in the ongoing investigation.

Operations were suspended on Nov. 15 out of respect for the deceased and his family, and to provide support to friends and colleagues.