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UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens following four-vehicle fatal accident between Golden and Revelstoke

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September 05, 2021 - 11:09 AM

A collision between four vehicles has left one driver dead, four others injured and caused the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway between Golden and Revelstoke this morning.

Just after 8 a.m. this morning, Golden RCMP officers were called to assist B.C. Emergency Health Services in 1000-block of the Trans Canada Highway for a report of a collision between a pick-up truck and a motor home.

A retired police officer was on the scene and assisting until additional first responders could arrive.

Witnesses reported that an eastbound red, pick-up truck veered into the westbound lane and collided with a motor home, which resulted in collisions to an eastbound pick-up truck that was hauling a travel trailer and a westbound semi-truck, according to the RCMP media release.

The driver of the pick-up, a 48-year-old man from Saskatchewan suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His passengers, a woman and a child have been transported to hospital with serious injuries, according to the RCMP.

The driver of the motor home has been airlifted to hospital, while a child passenger has been transported by land to hospital. Both have serious but non-life threatening injuries. The third passenger was not injured, according to the RCMP.

“The cause of the collision remains undetermined at this time, however speed and alcohol have been ruled out as causal factors,” said Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the B.C. RCMP, in a media release.

The highway was closed for several hours while the investigation was underway, but has since been reopened, according to the RCMP.

- This story was updated at 1:24 p.m. to include an update from the RCMP.


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