Three vehicles involved in scary morning crash on Highway 5A

By James Peters
February 8, 2018 - 9:47am

KAMLOOPS — Highway 5A in Aberdeen is back open after a frightening crash this morning.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says at about 8:00 a.m., a southbound pickup heading up the hill lost control on black ice. 

The truck crossed the centre line and struck a northbound pickup, causing extensive damage.

But Shelkie says that wasn't all.

"Then there was a third vehicle involved that was behind the northbound pickup. A piece of one of the vehicles flew off and hit (the third) vehicle," said Shelkie.

Shelkie says there were a total of four occupants in the three vehicles. 

Three of the occupants were taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while the fourth person was checked out on scene but was fine.

"Luckily, no major injuries," said Shelkie. "It was caused by black ice, so if people could just be very cautious, slow down and drive according to conditions."

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