UPDATE: Woman killed, daughter rushed to hospital after crash on Coquihalla

MERRITT - A woman has died after a truck and trailer unit collided with her car on the Coquihalla highway between Merritt and Kamloops this morning, Aug. 30.

Sgt. Mike Pears of Central Interior Traffic Services says in a release that she was not wearing a seatbelt.

The release says a mother and daughter were driving southbound when a commercial truck and trailer unit collided with the rear of the woman's Suzuki.

The 47-year-old Nicola Valley resident died at the scene and her daughter was taken to hospital with non-life threatnening injuries.

Traffic services members and collision analysts are investigating the accident.

Merritt RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services are still on scene, and the stretch of highway near the Helmer brake check remains closed.

The route reopened around 11:00 a.m., according to Drive BC.

– This story was updated at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 to include new information from Drive BC.

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