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Van driver killed in collision with logging truck near Sicamous

RCMP say truck crossed centre line on Highway 97A before colliding with van
BC Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal collision that occurred south of Sicamous on Highway 97A on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. (File photo)

Police confirm a person died in a collision involving a logging truck and a minivan over the weekend.

The incident occurred south of Sicamous, in the 8600-block of Highway 97A, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3.

Sicamous Sgt. Murray McNeil said in an email that the collision involved a northbound logging truck, which crossed the highway’s centre line and struck a southbound minivan. The van’s driver was declared dead at the scene.

A statement from Insp. Chad Badry with the Kootenay Highway Patrol, which also responded, said that the driver of the logging truck was uninjured and cooperating with the investigation.

McNeil added that drivers who witnessed the crash described the weather and road conditions as poor. Badry added, however, that “all avenues of investigation are being considered at this early stage.”

The BC Highway Patrol (BCHP) out of Golden is investigating the incident with assistance from Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement. They’re asking any witnesses or people with dashcam footage to contact BCHP Golden at 250-344-2221 and refer to file number 2023-4865.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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