Blackrock Gold Corp (CVE:BRC) announced on Tuesday the death of Brian Morris, president of its wholly owned US subsidiary Blackrock Gold (US) Corp, in a car accident.
At the end of last month, the company said it had hired Nevada exploration veteran Morris as president of the subsidiary.
Formerly, he was also at Klondex Mines, serving as senior vice president of exploration.
He also held management positions with Newmont Mining Corp, Hecla Mining and Great Basin Gold Ltd.
Morris was killed on the evening of November 10 this year in Reno, Nevada, after he had stopped to act as a good Samaritan at the scene of a prior car accident, Blackrock Gold said in a statement.
Two other people were also killed.
"The company's board of directors and management extend our deepest condolences to the family and many friends of Mr. Morris. Together, we mourn the loss of an exceptionally gifted person. Brian will leave an enormous void on lots of different levels and will be greatly missed," Deepak Malhotra, chairman of Blackrock, said in a statement. added: "He brought great enthusiasm and energy to the Silver Cloud project. We will carry his passion and work forward, making this project a success."