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Crash north of Kamloops claims life of woman

The victim, a woman in her 70s, was a passenger in a transport truck that collided head-on with another transport truck on Highway 5 near McLure

A woman has died following a four-vehicle crash on Highway 5 north of Kamloops, near McLure, on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Emergency crews and the RCMP’s BC Highway Patrol responded to the collision north of the Fish Trap rest area at about 3 p.m to find a northbound transport truck had collided head-on with a southbound transport truck in snowy conditions.

Two other vehicles were also involved in the crash, with those drivers sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.

A passenger in the northbound transport truck, a woman in her 70s, died in the collision, while the driver sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the southbound transport truck was uninjured.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation, but road and weather conditions are believed to be contributing factors, according to police.

The highway was closed for nine hours as police investigated and reopened on Thursday morning.

Motorists are reminded to drive according to the road and weather conditions, have suitable winter tires and carry or use chains when required.

Anyone with information regarding the collision, including any dash-cam video of either transport truck prior to the crash, is asked to contact BC Highway Patrol in Kamloops at 250-828-3111 and reference file 2021-5635.