2 dead after crash on Highway 1 near Kamloops
Highway was closed for several hours Saturday afternoon
Two people are dead after a crash that shut down Highway 1 in both directions for several hours 17 kilometres west of Kamloops, B.C., Saturday.
The highway has since been reopened.
Kamloops RCMP say officers responded to the head-on collision at 11:31 a.m. PT near the New Gold Mine turnoff.
The two occupants of one of the vehicles died at the scene, police say.
The two people in the other vehicle — a pickup truck — were taken to hospital with injuries.
Staff Sgt. Edward Preto said members from central interior traffic services and a traffic analyst have been called in to investigate.