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UPDATE: Two dead following head-on crash near Kamloops

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August 14, 2020 - 1:27 PM

Two people were killed in a head-on collision on the Trans-Canada west of Kamloops late yesterday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the two-vehicle collision at around 5:08 p.m. yesterday, Aug. 13, near the intersection of Highway 1 and Deadman Vidette Road, between Savona and Walhachin, according to an RCMP media release.

RCMP say a westbound red Ford Fiesta "suddenly crossed the centre line" and hit an eastbound red Dodge Journey head-on. An 84-year-old man behind the wheel of the Fiesta died at the scene.

There were two people in the Journey, a man and woman who are both residents of the Thompson area, were taken by ambulance to hospital. The 77-year-old woman who was the passenger died in hospital, while the 83-year-old driver remains in hospital in serious condition.

Investigators from RCMP Central Interior Traffic Services are investigating along with the B.C. Coroners Service.

RCMP have not released the identities of the two people killed.

The Trans-Canada was closed in both directions at the crash scene for about three hours.

RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed the crash, and have yet to speak with police, or have dash camera footage of the collision to contact Const. Mykyte at 250-828-3111.

— This story was updated at 1:26 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 to include new information from RCMP.


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