Six fatal collisions on BC highways in four days

By Ashley Legassic
December 3, 2018 - 11:10am

SALMON ARM, B.C. — The first weekend of December has resulted in several fatalities on highways across the province, including in the Southern Interior.

RCMP say in a news release that this past Friday (Nov. 30), at roughly 10:25 a.m., a two vehicle crash was reported on Highway 1 at Main Street in Lytton. The lone female driver of a Ford Fusion pulled out onto the highway in front of a pickup truck with a lone male driver.

The woman driving the Fusion died from injuries while she was in hospital. Police believe driver error was the cause of the crash, and the driver of the pickup truck had minor injuries. Central Interior Traffic Services in Ashcroft is investigating.

Yesterday (Dec. 2), at roughly 4:10 p.m., a head-on collision occured on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm. Police have determined an eastbound Ford pickup truck crossed the centre line and crashed head-on with a westbound Chevrolet pickup truck. Two other westbound vehicles were caught up in the collision.

The lone male driver of the Ford pickup was dead at the scene. Alcohol has not been ruled out as a contributing factor to the crash.

The occupants of the other vehicles involved sustained non life-threatening injuries. Trans Canada East Traffic Services is investigating.

A pickup truck driver died after a single-vehicle collision on Highway 29 in Chetwynd. He was ejected and found dead at the scene and his passenger sustained minor injuries. Alcohol has not been ruled out as a factor.

Another driver died in North Vancouver after veering into oncoming lanes and collided with an eastbound pickup truck and another vehicle. Yesterday, a woman died after crashing into two vehicles on Highway 99 north of Squamish.

A head-on collision between a pickup truck and a semi-truck on Highway 97 south of Prince George resulted in the driver dying at the scene, but his two passengers were treated for non life-threatening injuries.

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