UPDATE: Crash on Yellowhead Bridge in Kamloops claims woman’s life

KAMLOOPS – A crash between a pickup truck pulling a utility trailer and a small SUV on the Yellowhead Bridge in Kamloops claimed the life of a woman yesterday afternoon.

Police say emergency crews were called to the crash at about 3:43 p.m., June 3, on Highway 5.

A northbound pickup pulling a utility trailer collided with a southbound SUV, according to a RCMP media release.

The woman, who was the lone occupant in the SUV, died at the scene of the crash. Her name has not been released.

No word from the RCMP on the condition of the three people in the pickup truck.

The highway was closed for several hours causing traffic jams in Kamloops. The route didn’t completely reopen until about 10:30 p.m.

“Investigators will continue to investigate this collision to determine the cause,” Sgt. Mike Pears says in the release.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Const. Robin Dupuis with Central Interior Traffic Services at 250-828-3159.

— This story was updated at 9:50 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016 with information provided by the RCMP.


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