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UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after a fatal crash near Revelstoke

August 13, 2020 - 12:53 PM

The Trans-Canada Highway has reopened after one person was killed in a crash west of Revelstoke this morning.

RCMP say the collision between a semi-tractor trailer unit and a passenger vehicle happened at roughly 4:40 a.m. today, Aug. 13, on Highway 1 approximately six kilometres west of Revelstoke. The incident at Boulder Mountain Avalanche Gate closed the highway in both directions.


The passenger vehicle went up in flames following the crash and the transport truck rolled, according to an RCMP media release.

“Sadly, the driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency paramedics,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in the release. “One of our priorities at this time is to establish an identity for the deceased and properly notifying that person’s family.”

The investigation remains in its early stages, as police work to determine what factors lead to the crash. The B.C. Coroners Service is also investigating.

Drive B.C. is reporting that the highway is open, but to expect traffic delays due to congestion.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police, or you have dash camera footage that may help the investigation, you are asked to call Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255.

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— This story was updated at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 say the highway has a reopening time.

— This story was updated at 10:36 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 with information from RCMP.

— This story was updated at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 to say the highway had reopened.

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