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Two dead after head-on crash with pilot truck on Highway 5 in Blue River

Two people were killed in a three-vehicle collision on the Yellowhead Highway in Blue River yesterday afternoon.

A northbound sedan crossed into the oncoming lane and a hit truck with a wide-load before crashing head-on into the following pilot truck at around 2:05 p.m. yesterday, June 29, according to an RCMP media release.

A man in his 70s behind the wheel and his passenger, a man in his 20s, were killed in the crash. A woman in her 40s driving the pilot truck was airlifted to hospital with significant injuries.

RCMP say evidence from the crash scene suggests the driver of the sedan may have had a medical emergency just before the accident.

Highway 5 near the Six Mile Bridge in Blue River was closed for more than four hours and has since fully reopened.

READ MORE: 2 adults, 1 infant dead in Highway 5 crash

A crash between a semi and a pickup on Highway 5 in Darfield on June 15 claimed the lives of the pickup driver and their passenger.

The next day, on June 16, two adults and an infant died in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 5 near Vinsulla, north of Kamloops.

Anyone with information regarding the Blue River collision, who has not yet spoken with police, is asked to contact Clearwater RCMP at 250-674-2237 and cite file 2022-1023.


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