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One person killed in collision between semi and SUV on Highway 1 near Chase

BC Highway Patrol said cause of crash has not been determined
RCMP confirm that one person died as a result of a vehicle collision on Highway 1 about two kilometres east of Chase on Tuesday, Jan. 3. (File photo)

BC Highway Patrol has confirmed a person was killed in a collision on Highway 1 near Chase.

Police began receiving calls regarding the incident about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Sgt. James Ward said the collision left an SUV pinned under the trailer of a semi tractor-trailer unit.

The driver of the SUV was extracted and confirmed dead at the scene. The driver of the transport truck was not seriously injured.

Police say the collision took place in the 7500 block of the Trans-Canada Highway, about two kilometres east of Chase. The road was closed and traffic was delayed for several hours.

Ward said the incident is under investigation and a mechanical inspection of the vehicles was taking place.

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Martha Wickett

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came to Salmon Arm in May of 2004 to work at the Observer. I was looking for a change from the hustle and bustle of the Lower Mainland, where I had spent more than a decade working in community newspapers.
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