Fatality crash at west gate of Yoho National Park
Highway 1 remains closed east of Golden following a fatal motor vehicle incident involving two semi-trucks yesterday morning (August 28).
At 6:50 a.m. Sunday, Golden-Field RCMP, BC Highway Patrol and B.C. Emergency Services responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 1 at the Yoho National Park west gate, approximately 35 km east of Golden.
Upon arrival, it was determined that the occupants of both semi-trucks involved were deceased.
Although the investigation is still ongoing, it appears as though one of the trucks drove into oncoming traffic and caused a head-on collision, Golden-Field RCMP reported.
The deceased parties have not yet been identified, and the BC Coroner Service has taken conduct of the investigation, with assistance from the Golden-Field RCMP and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service.
“Highway 1 will remain closed overnight and through August 29 as the investigation continues,” advised Cst. Robinson, Media Relations Officer with the Golden-Field RCMP.
“There is an alternate route via Highway 95 and 93 for the time being. Please check Drive BC for updates.”
Anyone with information regarding this collision, including any dashboard camera video, is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221.
As of 2 p.m. (August 29) the Trans-Canada Highway remains closed and there are numerous reports of extremely heavy traffic on Highway 95 and Highway 93.
DriveBC reports the estimated time of Highway 1 re-opening to be 6 p.m. today.