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Rollover on Coquihalla north of Merritt; one person injured

A pickup pulling a trailer rolled on Highway 5 between Merritt and Kamloops, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.
Image Credit: Contributed/VSA Highway Maintenance
November 08, 2015 - 10:02 AM

MERRITT – A single vehicle rollover closed the northbound lanes of Highway 5 between Merritt and Kamloops this morning and sent one person to hospital.

The crash happened at about 8:55 a.m., Nov. 8, about 28 kilometres north of Merritt, according to Merritt RCMP.

A pickup towing a trailer overturned and blocked the northbound lanes of the highway.

RCMP say one person was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Coquihalla from Merritt north to the Logan Lake exit did have slippery sections, according to Drive B.C.

Police say it’s likely the truck hit ice and the driver lost control.

The northbound lanes completely reopened to traffic at about 10:44 a.m. on Sunday.

For the latest highway conditions go to Drive B.C. website.

Image Credit: Drive B.C.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 11:24 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 to add information from Merritt RCMP.

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