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One dead after Coquihalla crash Saturday evening

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May 14, 2017 - 9:27 AM

KAMLOOPS - A Kamloops man is dead after the car he was in rolled on the Coquihalla highway yesterday.

RCMP say three men were travelling north in their car when the driver lost control near the Inks Lake Brake Check around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, May 13. The vehicle rolled and eventually came to a rest in the centre median.

A 61-year-old man sitting in the front passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene according to a press release. The driver and the passenger in the back seat had non life-threatening injuries.

Police, ambulance and fire crews from Kamloops all attended the scene.

Police are still investigating the exact cause of the crash.

A localized storm had left the road surface wet and slippery at the time of the crash and a pickup truck crashed near the location a short time earlier, though no injuries were reported. The Coquihalla was hit by a series of similar storm cells throughout the day.


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