Two people sent to hospital following semi-truck crash on Highway 1

A semi-truck lost control on Highway 1 Friday night, sending two occupants to hospital and closing the road for hours.

The two occupants of a semi-truck that crashed on the Trans Canada Highway in Aberdeen, blocking all eastbound traffic Friday night, were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Kamloops RCMP have confirmed.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at about 9:15 p.m. near exit 369 of the highway, between Hillside Drive and Summit Drive, snarling traffic for hours.

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It appears the eastbound truck lost control and flipped on its side, causing the trailer to tear open, sending debris across a 300 metre area and four lanes of traffic, staff Sgt. Mathias Van Laer said in a press release.

He confirmed the two occupants of the truck were ejected from the vehicle in the process, but suffered non-life threatenting injuries. The two people were taken to Royal Inland Hospital for assessment. The cab of the truck could be seen in a ditch over a concrete median and appeared to have been dislodged from the trailer.

Highway maintenance was at the scene doing clean up and the road is said to have reopened by about 4 a.m. Saturday.

Van Laer said drugs or alcohol do not appear to have been a factor in the crash, and reminds the public to use caution and adjust their speed to the road conditions.

A motorist who passed by the accident scene westbound Friday night shortly after it occurred told KTW the roads appeared clear and dry at the time.

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