British Columbia

6 sent to hospital in Sea-to-Sky Highway collision near Whistler

DriveBC says the Sea-to-Sky Highway near Whistler has reopened after a collision occurred between Daisy Lake Road and Retta Lake Road around 12 p.m. Saturday. Six people involved in the crash were sent to hospital. Police are considering criminal charges.

2 people are in serious condition, RCMP considering charges

People wait on the Sea-to-Sky Highway near Whistler for the road to reopen after a major collision closed the highway in both directions around 12 p.m. Saturday. (Government of B.C.)

DriveBC says the Sea-to-Sky Highway near Whistler has reopened after a collision occurred between Daisy Lake Road and Retta Lake Road around 12 p.m. Saturday.

Six people involved in the crash were taken to hospital. A spokesperson for paramedics said multiple vehicles were involved, prompting six ground ambulances and two air ambulances to travel to the scene.

RCMP said the crash involved a Range Rover and Lamborghini travelling north and a Toyota Corolla heading south.

B.C. RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts said a collision reconstruction team was at the site and investigators are considering criminal charges against the driver of the Range Rover.

"They have a strong idea of what happened," she said.

Police are asking anyone with dashcam video taken around the time of the accident to contact Squamish RCMP.

2 patients in serious condition

Two patients are in serious condition. One of them was transported by air to hospital. The other four victims have non-life threatening injuries, said the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Pictures from provincial highway cameras showed vehicles backed up along the highway about seven kilometres south of Whistler.

Vehicles are backed up along Highway 99, south of Whistler, after a collision closed the road in both directions just after 12 p.m. on Saturday. (Government of B.C.)

The Provincial Health Services Authority said one person, not involved in the crash, needed medical care while waiting in the traffic jam. They were in stable condition when transported to hospital.

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