One person dies in Trans Canada crash near Revelstoke

By Tom Mark / Beach Radio News
December 28, 2017 - 8:34am

KAMLOOPS — RCMP in Revelstoke now say one person died after a wreck on the Trans-Canada Highway near Summit Lake yesterday.

The accident happened about 40 kilometres west of Revelstoke just before 11:30 am when three vehicles collided.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, however initial reports indicate that a westbound vehicle with Manitoba licence plates crossed the centre line colliding with an eastbound vehicle from Alberta.

That caused the Manitoba vehicle to rotate further into the eastbound lane where it was struck on the passenger side by a second east bound vehicle.

The passenger of the westbound vehicle was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver and remaining three passengers were taken to hospitals in Salmon Arm and Kamloops.

One is reported to be in critical condition. Road conditions at the time were not good.

The investigation into what caused the first vehicle to cross the highway continues.

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