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Trans-Canada Highway closed due to fatal accident

Members of the BC Ambulance Service and Salmon Arm Fire Department transport the lone occupant of a vehicle involved in a head-on collision on the Salmon River Bridge to the air ambulance on Saturday, March 5. The occupant was flown by an air ambulance to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. - Evan Buhler/Observer
Members of the BC Ambulance Service and Salmon Arm Fire Department transport the lone occupant of a vehicle involved in a head-on collision on the Salmon River Bridge to the air ambulance on Saturday, March 5. The occupant was flown by an air ambulance to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
— image credit: Evan Buhler/Observer

As of 11:57 a.m., the Trans-Canada Highway is re-opened in both directions following a a fatal accident at the Salmon River Bridge, which occurred at 8 a.m. this morning, Saturday, March 5.

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision at approximately 8 a.m.

The injured man was airlifted by helicopter to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. His condition is not known.

The injured man had to be removed from the wreckage of his truck with the assistance of the Salmon Arm Rescue Unit and the Salmon Arm Fire Department.

The person in the other vehicle died at the scene.

The RCMP is also on scene investigating the circumstances of the collision. It was raining and the roads were wet at the time of the crash.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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