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Driver dead, youth in hospital after crash north of 100 Mile House

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January 11, 2018 - 1:17 PM

LAC LA HACHE - A driver is dead and a child is in hospital after two semi trucks collided near Lac La Hache yesterday.

RCMP E-division Traffic Services Const. Mike Halskov says in a news release 100 Mile House RCMP responded to Highway 97 south and Butler Road at approximately 9:30 a.m. yesterday, Jan. 10.

A southbound logging truck was in the fast lane, trying to pass another semi truck in the slow lane when their trailers made contact.

The logging truck trailer jack-knifed into the northbound lanes and hit a northbound vehicle.

The driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. A youth who was a passenger in the northbound vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries, Halskov says in the release.

Neither of the semi truck drivers were injured.

Collision analysts, the commercial vehicle safety enforcement branch and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating.

The highway was closed for several hours and reopened to traffic later in the afternoon.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call the Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Traffic Services at 250-392-8729.

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