Truck is reported to have crashed into Buttle Lake near Lupin Falls. Google map

UPDATE: driver dead after cement truck tumbles into lake west of Campbell River

Coroner, Campbell River RCMP investigating after vehicle ends up in Buttle Lake Monday

The driver of a commercial truck that went off the road and into Buttle Lake Monday morning has died.

Campbell River RCMP are investigating the incident in which a cement truck left Westmin Road around 11 a.m. and ended up in Buttle Lake. The incident reportedly occurred near Lupin Falls. CTV reports that the BC Coroners Service has been notified and is investigating.

The Westmin Road follows the east bank of Buttle Lake before looping around the bottom to terminate at the Myra Falls mine site. In many places it has a steep drop off to the surface of the lake.

Police and other emergency vehicles are in the area and the public is asked to exercise caution on Westmin Road to avoid hindering emergency services efforts.

Campbell River RCMP says no further information is being released.

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