(Photo credit Pamela Tessmann)

Comox Valley RCMP are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon involving a logging truck.

At approximately 2:35 p.m. on May 24th, Comox Valley RCMP officers were called to the northbound onramp to Highway 19 off Comox Valley Parkway. 

According to reports, a logging truck had tipped and lost its load. 

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered a woman was trapped inside a pickup truck and a man was deceased under the fallen logs. 

“It appears that the pickup truck had pulled over to the shoulder of the road and the man was standing outside when the logging truck came around the corner and lost its load causing logs to fall on the couple,” said Constable Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP.

“All of the emergency responders at the scene carefully worked together to extricate the woman from her truck before she was brought to hospital”.

The investigation into what caused the tragic event is ongoing. The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an investigation into the death of the 43-year-old Lake Cowichan resident. 

Anyone who saw the crash, observed the vehicles before the crash, or has dashcam footage is asked to contact the BC Highway Patrol in Campbell River at (250) 286-5646.

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