1 dead, another in hospital after two commercial vehicles collide in McLure, B.C.
Crash took place on Highway 5 north of Kamloops
B.C. RCMP say one driver was killed and another was brought to hospital after an early afternoon collision between two commercial vehicles on Highway 5 in McLure, B.C., north of Kamloops, on Thursday.
B.C. Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation and police say there were no initial indications of criminality as a contributing factor to the crash.
In a news release, B.C. RCMP said the collision happened at 12:11 p.m. PST and officers from the Barriere RCMP detachment, the RCMP's collision analysis unit and B.C. Highway Patrol Officers from Kamloops all responded.
"Highway 5 is closed in both directions at this time and a time of re-opening is undetermined at this point," read a statement sent out shortly before 4 p.m.
Later Thursday evening, DriveBC said that section of the highway was still shut down, and to keep on eye on its Twitter page for updates.
⛔REMINDER - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCHwy5?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BCHwy5</a> The highway is CLOSED in both directions approximately 5 km south <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/McLure?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#McLure</a> between Jane Rd and Orchard Lake Rd due to a vehicle incident. Crews on scene. No detour available. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kamloops?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kamloops</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BarriereBC?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BarriereBC</a><br><br>ℹ️For more info:<a href="https://t.co/F5wrJwCzbx">https://t.co/F5wrJwCzbx</a> <a href="https://t.co/eRUu6qD2FY">pic.twitter.com/eRUu6qD2FY</a>—@DriveBC
The B.C. Highway patrol based in Kamloops is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 250 828-3111.