Sad story I found out more info on today. While I was up winterizing our place wed night a semi driver coming out of the canyon lost his brakes.
unfortunately the only terminus for the canyon road he was on was this intersection.
As you can see the options aren’t great: go straight into the condos and then the lake, go right and flip, go left and flip. he went right. I guess he hit the building so hard it will be torn down. He also passed away from his injuries though his passenger survived.
Scary stuff...but...at least it was in the winter season at night and not during peak season. It would have been a lot sadder story otherwise since the intersection is the hub of town and its usually packed with people.
I guess the council will be investigating a truck ramp upstream now.