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Police asking for witness accounts of fatal Yellowhead Hwy crash

Emergency personnel attend to an accident scene involving two pickup trucks. The driver of the red vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

KAMLOOPS - Police are asking possible witnesses of two pickup trucks colliding on the Yellowhead Highway, just north of Rayleigh to help with the investigation by speaking up.

On Monday afternoon near Heffley Creek, a pickup truck travelling south on Highway 5 crossed the centre line and crashed into a northbound, red pickup truck.

The driver of the red pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene, while the four occupants of the second truck were rushed to Royal Inland Hospital. Three were released from care while one remains in serious condition.

RCMP ruled out speed and alcohol as factors leading to the collision.

Police have not released a name for the deceased.

The side roads and curvature of the Yellowhead Highway has caused several accidents in the last five years. According to data from ICBC, 261 motor vehicle accidents occurred on the stretch from downtown Kamloops to just south of Heffley Creek from 2009 to 2013. 

Anyone with more information on the accident is encouraged to call the local RCMP detachment at 250-828-3000.

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