Fatal semi collision

UPDATE 6:35 a.m.

Revelstoke RCMP tells Castanet one person has died after a collision between two semi-tractor trailers approximately 25 kilometers west of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The driver of one truck died on scene while the other driver was transported by BC Ambulance Service to the Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke.

Both vehicles suffered extensive damage.

A second collision an hour later when a commercial tractor-trailer was unable to stop for other vehicles which had stopped for the original incident. This truck rear-ended another stopped commercial tractor-trailer. No injuries were reported however extensive damage was done to the first commercial truck.

The RCMP Traffic Analyst is examining the scene to determine the cause of the original accident.

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed for several hours as the incident was investigated and then the wreckage was cleared.

The RCMP continue to assist the BC Coroners Service with their investigation into the collision and the fatality.

Drivers are advised to check DriveBC for updates.

ORIGINAL 8:53 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed in both directions because of an accident.

DriveBC is reporting the vehicle incident happened 40 km west of Revelstoke, and westbound traffic is being stopped at Revelstoke.

There is no detour and the road is not expected to reopen for several hou

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