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UPDATE: One person killed in head-on crash on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

A picture taken by @breezycanuck of the crash involving a semi and a car on the Trans Canada west of Salmon Arm, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.
Image Credit: Twitter/@breezycanuck
February 01, 2015 - 4:48 PM

SALMON ARM – One person has been killed in a head-on crash on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm.

RCMP say a car and a commercial vehicle were travelling in opposite directions, and they collided on a curved stretch of the highway Sunday morning.

Collision analyst Sgt. Brian Nightingale says the conditions on the snow-covered highway are "treacherous."

He could not say if the victim was a driver or a passenger, or which vehicle they were travelling in.

Nightingale says Mounties hope to have traffic open to a single lane later Sunday.

Highway 1 was open 10 kilometres west of Salmon Arm to single-lane alternating traffic as of Sunday afternoon.

For that latest road conditions go to the Drive B.C. website.

Image Credit: Drive B.C.

— This story was updated at 1:33 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 to include information from the B.C. Amublance Service.

— This story was updated at 2:22 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 to include a photo from the scene of the crash.

— This story was updated at 3:04 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 when the highway opened to singe-lane, alternating traffic.

— This story was updated at 4:46 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 to confirm a person died in the crash.

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