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UPDATE: 6 people in hospital, 1 dead following multi-vehicle crash on Trans-Canada Highway

A crash on Highway 1, Jan. 8, involved several semi trucks.
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Multiple people are in the hospital and one man has died following a crash involving semi trucks, a cube van and motor vehicles on Highway 1 last night.

Sicamous RCMP responded to a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Salmon Arm, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.

The chain-reaction collision started when an eastbound flat deck tractor-trailer unit jack-knifed and completely blocked all three lanes of the highway, one eastbound and two westbound, according to the RCMP's news release.

Following the accident, six people were transported to the hospital by the B.C. Ambulance Service.

One man died after he was pinned between the unit he was driving and the trailer of a unit that came to rest in front of his. The RCMP is working with the B.C. Coroners Service to identify the deceased, and notify his next of kin, according to the RCMP.

The Trans-Canada Highway is expected to remain closed throughout today, Jan. 9 as crews work to clear the highway.

Anyone with information about the collision or with dash camera footage is asked to contact the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878.

DriveB.C. reported the highway closure between Canoe Beach Drive NE and Bernie Road, between Sicamous and Salmon Arm.

A detour is in effect via Highway 97A starting in Sicamous and Highway 97B from Salmon Arm to Enderby, according to DriveB.C. There is no estimated time of reopening for the highway.

- This story was updated at 2:41 p.m. with a response from the RCMP.

- This story was updated at 9:24 a.m. to include a video and photo of the accident.

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