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UPDATE: Head-on crash on Highway 1 claims two lives

RCMP are still investigating the fatal crash that claimed the life of two people today, Dec. 17, 2016.
Image Credit: Contributed/Janelle Andrews
December 17, 2016 - 12:11 PM

KAMLOOPS – Two people have died following a head-on crash on Highway 1 near the New Gold Mine turnoff.

Today, Dec. 17, at 11:31 a.m. emergency services and police responded to a head-on collision on Highway 1, Staff Sgt. Edward Preto says in a media release.

Preto says two occupants in a car were found deceased at the scene. Two occupants in a pick up truck were taken to the hospital with injuries.

After the road was closed for several hours, Highway 1 is now reopened, according to DriveBC.

A motorist at the scene says traffic was being rerouted on a dirt road parallel to Highway 1.
A motorist at the scene says traffic was being rerouted on a dirt road parallel to Highway 1.
Image Credit: Contributed/Janelle Andrews

- This story was updated at 12:55 p.m. on Dec. 17 to include new information from the RCMP.

- This story was updated at 2:15 p.m. on Dec. 17 to include new information from DriveBC. 

- This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. on Dec. 17 to include new information from DriveBC.


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