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.
News from © The Canadian Press, 2015