One man dead after late night crash on Trans Canada near Salmon Arm
(ADAM PROSKIW / iNFOnews.ca)
January 03, 2017 - 11:07 AM
SALMON ARM - A collision on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm last night has claimed a life.
RCMP say the crash between a Ford F-250 pick-up truck and a tractor trailer unit occurred just before midnight on Monday, Jan. 2. The driver of the Ford, a 55-year-old man, died at the scene.
The collision happened when the westbound truck crossed the double yellow lines on the highway and hit the eastbound commercial vehicle near Canoe, north east of Salmon Arm, according to a RCMP media release.
The three passengers in the pickup truck were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, while the driver of the semi wasn’t injured.
"The Trans Canada Highway was closed for an extended period of time, with traffic re-directed around collision via 97A and 97B, however it has since reopened," Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in the release. "The RCMP East Trans Canada Traffic Services along with the B.C. Coroners Services are continuing their investigation into the collision and the man’s death."
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