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Woman, dog die in head-on crash on Highway 1 near Revelstoke

December 21, 2017 - 3:38 PM

REVELSTOKE - A woman is dead and several others are injured after a head-on crash that has closed the Trans-Canada in both directions near Revelstoke this afternoon.

Revelstoke RCMP Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky says in a news release several 911 calls were received at approximately 12:30 p.m. today, Dec. 21, reporting a three-vehicle collision approximately 40 kilometres west of Revelstoke near the Craigalliche rest area.

Police received multiple reports of injuries and arrived on scene with B.C. Ambulance. The three vehicles were spread in different directions, which Grabinsky says speaks to a head-on collision.

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A woman was killed in the crash. No information about her age or identity has been released at this time.

A dog was also found dead at the scene.

Between the three vehicles, several people were seriously injured, two men in various states of critical condition, Grabinsky says. People in one of the vehicles appeared to have minor injuries or no injuries.

The injured were taken to hospital in Revelstoke, Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

Emergency crews, flaggers and the B.C. Coroners Service are at the scene of the accident and Grabinsky says the Trans-Canada East Traffic Service along with the Southeast District Traffic Analyst will continue to investigate.

The Trans-Canada will remain closed in both directions until at least 7 p.m. There are no detours available.

Police did not say what caused the crash.

For the latest on the road closure, check Drive B.C.

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