Police closing in on suspects in Good Samaritan trucker beating: report

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VALMOUNT, B.C. — Police in Valemount, B.C. are getting closer to bringing justice to the perpetrators of last fall’s stunning, seemingly unprovoked attack on a B.C. truck driver, according to a report from Kamloops Daily News.

In the Daily News report, Const. Simon Bentley said that while RCMP’s investigation is not yet complete, he hopes one or more individuals could face assault charges in relation to the attack on Alex Fraser, the so-called “Good Samaritan” trucker.

The Monarch Transport driver stopped his truck Sept. 24 on the Yellowhead Highway just north of Blue River, B.C. when a motorist flagged him down for help. According to media reports, Fraser was then beaten badly by three men and later had to undergo reconstructive surgery. The 67-year-old has since told media his trucking days are over.

In the wake of the attack, the B.C. Trucking Association, the North American Trucker’s Guild and the Canadian Truck Alliance have each posted reward offers in the thousands for information leading to the arrest of the attackers.

Investigators are appealing to the public to provide the final pieces needed to close the case and put forward a report to Crown counsel recommending charges, the report said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact: the Valemont RCMP by phone (250-566-4466) or fax (250-566-9964); their local RCMP detachment; or, if anonymity is preferred, BC Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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