Local media are reporting that road collapse due to heavy rain is the likely cause of a fatal logging truck accident on Nov. 15. Ian Fraser has been identified as the deceased driver of the logging truck.

“A significant portion of the road reportedly collapsed underneath the truck. The vehicle then appears to have rolled down an embankment, plunging into this deep pool of water.

Responders with Caycuse Fire Department, the RCMP and Cowichan Search and Rescue were unable to save the driver,” reports CHEK, a local news service.

CHEK also states that in the four days leading up to the accident near Lake Cowichan more than 200 mm of rain fell. Of that total, 103 mm of rain fell in the 24 hours prior to the early morning accident.

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