Fatality crash closes Highway 1 west of Golden
Highway 1 is closed between Revelstoke and Golden this afternoon as officials investigate a fatality crash that occurred earlier today.
On July 17, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Revelstoke RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a report of a fatal collision on Highway 1 near Canyon Hot Springs, approximately 33 kilometres east of Revelstoke.
Upon arrival it was determined that a commercial dump truck lost control and collided with several other vehicles. The driver of the dump truck was ejected and died as a result of the crash. There are no other reported fatalities and injuries to the other vehicle occupants is not clear at this time.
The investigation is in its early stages and DriveBC is reporting that Highway 1 is closed in both directions as police investigate. According to information from the scene, it was raining heavily at the time of the collision.
Trans Canada East Traffic Services (TCETS), Commercial Vehicle and Safety Enforcement officers and the BC Coroners’ Service are continuing to investigate the cause of the collision and nothing has been ruled out at this time, RCMP report.
The highway will remain closed for a number of hours as police investigate and make the scene safe for travel. Police ask motorists to obey the direction of traffic control personnel at the scene and to monitor DriveBC.ca or @DriveBC for updates regarding the highway closure.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call TCETS in Revelstoke at 250-837-5255.
No further information is available at this time.
There is no detour available.