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Burnaby woman killed in head-on crash on Highway 1 in Kamloops

August 20, 2021 - 9:18 AM

A Burnaby woman was killed, and two others were taken to hospital with serious injuries, following two-vehicle crash on Highway 1 yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened at around 3 p.m. yesterday, Aug. 19, on the Trans-Canada Highway near the entrance of Highway 5, according to an RCMP media release.l A section of Highway 1 was closed until 7:30 p.m. for the investigation and to clean up the crash scene.

Police say a red Toyota Echo was eastbound on Highway 1 when it crossed the centre line and hit a delivery truck head on.

The Burnaby woman behind the wheel of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene, while a passenger in the car and a passenger in the truck were taken to hospital with serious non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of truck was also hurt, but police say their injuries were non-life-threatening.

RCMP have not released the identity of the woman killed.

Both the BC Coroners Service and RCMP are investigating.

Anyone with information related to the collision is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-28923.

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