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One dead in Highway 5 head-on transport truck crash near McLure

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A woman in her seventies died in a head-on collision on Highway 5 North near McLure yesterday afternoon.

B.C. Highway Patrol and emergency services responded to the four-vehicle collision near McLure at round 3 p.m. yesterday, Nov. 24. Highway 5 North was closed for nine hours, according to an RCMP news release.

Investigators determined that two transport trucks travelling in opposite directions collided head-on. Two other vehicles were also involved.

The woman who died in the collision was a passenger in the northbound truck, while the driver sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, RCMP said.

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Two drivers in the secondary vehicles were also injured, while the driver in the southbound truck was not uninjured in the collision.

Police are still investigating what exactly caused the collision, but road and weather conditions are believed to have been a contributing factors.

B.C. Highway Patrol was joined by Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement, and the B.C. Coroners Service at the scene.

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Highway 5 North has reopened, but drivers are warned to watch for slippery sections between Kamloops and McLure, according to DriveBC.

Anyone with information regarding this collision, including any dashboard camera video of either transport truck prior to the crash, can contact B.C. Highway Patrol in Kamloops at 250-828-3111 and reference file 2021-5635.

Go to Drive B.C. here for highway updates and road closures.


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