Name of deceased in Yellowhead Hwy. crash released

Emergency personnel attend to an accident scene involving two pickup trucks. Tim Watson was pronounced dead at the scene.

KAMLOOPS – The B.C. Coroner’s service has released the name of the pickup truck driver who died in a collision near Rayleigh on June 9.

He was Timothy John Watson, 53, of Kamloops.

Watson was travelling northbound in his truck when he was struck by a second truck after it crossed the centre line of the Yellowhead Highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash and have asked witnesses to come forward.

Brayden Methot from Williams Lake was a passenger in the second truck. He remains under hospital care.

-This story was edited to correct an earlier report which said Brayden Methot was the driver of the second truck.

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