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MadMack66 by means of Flickr A previous soldier that was so interested by the television collection "Ice Roadway Truckers" that he flew to Canada to turn into one, passed away when his gigantic gear bent off an icy freeway included in the program. Brett Colley, 45, was eliminated when his vehicle came off of among the most difficult roadways worldwide in ice-cold temperature levels and also dove down an embankment.

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The previous artilleryman had actually been driving his gear via the remote Pink Hill area of Canada when the mishap took place on the notorious Alaska Freeway on November 13.

Mr Colley, a father-of-one, relocated from Bewdley, Worcs., to Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, 18 months ago to meet his long-lasting passion of driving along the treacherous roadways made renowned by fact television program "Ice Roadway Truckers."

The program complies with HGV vehicle drivers as they go across icy lakes as well as dangerously-thin ice in temperature levels of minus 30 levels in Canada and also the U.S.A..

However unfortunately, Mr Colley was supplying food materials with a co-driver when their vehicle inexplicably left the freeway near to Pink Hill in the foothills of the Rocky Hills.


The Royal Canadian Installed Cops are presently checking out the crash as well as have actually talked to Brett"s co-driver, that unbelievely endured.

However they have actually informed his household it might still use up to 6 months to find what failed.

Mr Colley"s sibling Alex Fidoe, 41, that currently stays in Perth, Australia, claimed it was the program that terminated his creative imagination.

Commemorating her bro, she claimed: "Brett liked the outdoors and also experience as well as he was hooked on the "Ice Roadway Truckers" television program when it initially appeared in the U.K.


"He utilized to view it consistently as well as around 2 years ago he really related to get on the program, yet was not successful.

"Yet common Brett, he was undeterred and also he got a work with H as well as R Transportation, which has paths along the ice roadways in Canada.

"He signed up with the firm 18 months earlier and also initially he was doing drives with the united state deserts, yet his objective was to obtain an opportunity to take a trip the ice roadways.

"He ultimately obtained his opportunity regarding 6 months earlier when they placed him on the Alaska Superhighway course that absorbs icy lakes and also has actually been included on the television program he liked a lot.


"He was truly thrilled when they placed him on that particular path. He"d accomplished his aspiration after viewing the program all those years back.

"It made all of us actually honored. I talked my pals that my sibling was a real-life ice roadway trucker."

Mr Colley"s other half Svetlana, whom he fulfilled in London, and also their four-year-old kid Misha stay in Russia, however the family members were preparing to assemble in Bewdley for a huge family members party over Xmas and also the New Year.

Mr Colley"s regreting mommy Rita Colley, that still resides in Bewdley, commemorated her "dynamic" kid.


She claimed: "Brett was truly expecting being rejoined with his better half and also boy et cetera of the household.

"It was mosting likely to be a huge do. Also his sis, that had actually emigrated to Australia, was getting back.

"He had actually lately obtained long-term residency in Canada and also was intending to relocate his family members around forever.

"His fatality has actually struck all of us really difficult however we understand he was doing something that he truly appreciated."


Mr Colley was utilized by the North American transportation firm after they were excited by his curriculum vitae-- that included the vehicle driving abilities he had actually discovered while offering with the 39th Program Royal Weapons twenty years back.

Mrs Colley claimed: "He invested concerning 6 years in the Military after signing up with as a teen, which"s where he obtained his HGV permit.

"He was associated with the clean-up procedure after the Falklands problem.

"He additionally later on did some help the United Nations in Bosnia as well as Croatia. He enjoyed the Military yet he intended to check out the globe as well as had an actual enthusiasm for taking a trip and also journey.


"He was a genuine outdoors kind and also appreciated life fully."

His sibling included: "He was an extremely lively individual, filled with character. He was among those individuals that brightened a space when he strolled in.

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"If you sent him down the road for a loaf of bread it would certainly take him 2 hrs since every person he encountered, he understood.

"He had such a huge heart. He was extremely kind-natured as well as significantly a husband. He was constantly grinning."

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