Fatal collision leads to closure of Highway 1 west of Revelstoke

The crash between a semi-tractor trailer unit and a passenger vehicle occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 about six kilometres west of Revelstoke.

Highway 1 remains closed in both directions just west of Revelstoke following a fatal collision on Thursday morning involving a semi-tractor trailer unit and a passenger vehicle.

The crash occurred at about 4:30 a.m. about six kilometres west of Revelstoke

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RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating following an early morning fatal collision on the Trans-Canada Highway outside of Revelstoke.

RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said the investigation remains in its early stages as police work to determine what factors led to the crash. The passenger vehicle was engulfed in flames following the impact, while the commercial transport truck rolled over.

“Sadly, the driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency paramedics,” O’Donaghey said. “One of our priorities at this time is to establish an identity for the deceased and properly notifying that person’s family.”

The BC Coroners Service has been notified and has also launched an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation into the individual’s sudden death.

Those who witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police, and those with dash camera footage that may aid in the investigation, are asked to call Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255.

 Motorists can monitor the DriveBC.ca website for updates on the closure of the highway.

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