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Trans-Canada Highway clear following closure west of Chase caused by fatal collision

Update, Jan. 31, 3:54 p.m.

 

The Trans-Canada Highway west of Chase is now clear and open to traffic after being closed since early morning following a fatal collision between two semi-trucks.

On Jan. 31, at about 5:40 am, two tractor trailer units, one headed eastbound and the other westbound, collided on a two lane section of the Trans-Canada Highway, about one kilometre west of Chase.

The driver and one passenger in the eastbound rig were killed, while the westbound driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops for treatment.

Cause of the collision is under investigation by Chase Detachment and South East District traffic reconstructionists.  Road conditions were bare and dry at the time.

Examination of the scene continues, and the highway will remain closed for several more hours.  Alternate routes are available on the Drive BC website.

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