RCMP investigate Boxing Day crash

By James Peters
December 27, 2016 - 4:47am Updated: December 27, 2016 - 3:33pm

KAMLOOPS — UPDATED:

RCMP say extremely icy roads were to blame for a Boxing Day crash on the Trans Canada Highway near Cherry Creek that sent four people to hospital.

Just after 2:00 p.m., an eastbound Chevrolet car crossed the centre line and hit a westbound Ford pickup.

Police say the woman driving the car was pinned in her vehicle until emergency crews could free her for transport by air ambulance to Royal Inland Hospital.

The young girl sitting in the back seat suffered minor injuries, as did the driver and passenger in the pickup truck.

Police say roads were very icy at the time, and the recommended speed at the location of the collision would have been below 80 kilometres per hour.

 

EARLIER:

Traffic was slowed to a stop on Highway 1 near Deer Drive west of Kamloops Monday as police investigated the scene of a two vehicle collision. 

RCMP were called out to the crash shortly after 2 p.m. Paramedics were also on scene tending to the injured occupants of both vehicles. 

The northbound and southbound lanes of the highway were closed, but all lanes were reopened by 4:20 p.m. 

Police say the collision caused serious injuries. 

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