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Dive team searches for driver after semi leaves highway east of Chase

By Contributor
March 6th, 2013

A police dive team continues to search part of Shuswap Lake near Chase after after a tractor-trailer left the road on Highway 1 and landed in the water sometime Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

The accident happened 14 kilometers east of Chase.

Kamloops RCMP said there is little chance of finding the driver alive, and the B.C. Coroners Service has been notified of the incident.

The semi truck was found Tuesday morning completely submerged, just off a curvy portion of the Trans Canada directly to the east of Little River Boatworld, and about 14 kilometres from Chase.

The driver’s body has yet to be located.

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