RCMP release details into fatal highway crash

By Greg Fry
January 11, 2018 - 2:08pm

KAMLOOPS — More details have been revealed following Wednesday's tragic Highway 97 crash near Lac La Hache that killed one person.

Cst. Mike Halskov with Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Traffic Services says it's been determined that a southbound logging truck in the fast lane was overtaking another semi truck in the slow lane when their trailers made contact.

As a result, he says the trailer of the logging truck jack-knifed into the north bound lanes hitting a north bound vehicle.

"The driver of the north bound vehicle was deceased at the scene. A youth who was a passenger in the northbound vehicle was transported to hospital with minor injuries. Neither driver the semi trucks involved were injured."

Police say the person killed was a man in his mid-50s. Police continue to investigate.


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