Woman dies in three vehicle crash west of Revelstoke

By Greg Fry
December 21, 2017 - 3:17pm

KAMLOOPS — One person was killed and two others seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash 40 kilometres west of Revelstoke today on Highway 1.

Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinksy of the Revelstoke RCMP says police received word of the collision around 12:30 p.m. close to the Craigellachie rest area. He says police believe it was the result of a head-on collision.

"In the three vehicles there were several seriously injured persons, including one female entrapped and determined deceased," Grabinsky says. "A dog was also found deceased at the scene. Two males were in various states of critical condition. Persons in the third vehicle appeared to have only minor or no injuries."

He says the injured individuals have been taken to hospitals in Revelstoke, Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

Grabinsky says motorists can expect area roads to be closed for several hours.

The cause hasn't been released but he says motorists should check driving conditions before travelling through mountain areas in the winter and to ensure they have the proper winter tires.

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