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Trans-Canada Highway closed west of Salmon Arm due to fatal crash


The Trans-Canada Highway is expected to remain closed for several hours following a fatal crash.

Salmon Arm RCMP and emergency services responded to a report of a fatal collision on Highway 1 north of Tappen today, Oct. 4, at roughly 7 a.m., according to an RCMP press release.


The RCMP are reporting it was a two-vehicle collision and the driver of one vehicle succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of this collision.

Highway 1 is expected to remain closed in both directions for several hours as police gather evidence. Traffic control personnel are on scene and re-routing traffic where possible, RCMP said.

DriveBC says a detour is available eastbound from Kamloops via Highway 97 to Vernon then Highway 97A to Sicamous. Westbound drivers can detour via Highway 97A at Sicamous to Highway 97 northbound to Monte Creek.

Anyone with information about this collision, including any dashboard camera video, is asked to contact B.C. Highway Patrol in Revelstoke at 250-805-2111.

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