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Highway through hell

More truckers are coming forward to complain about the Coquihalla in the wake of Sunday's major crash.

Kulwant Singh, a transport truck driver who was involved in the massive pileup on B.C.’s Coquihalla Highway on Sunday says he'd never seen anything like it.

Singh tells CTV he was travelling southbound on the Coquihalla near Hope when he saw a coach bus stopped in front of him.

Singh was able to avoid the first truck but was quickly struck from behind and his semi wound up flipped over in the ditch.

Singh says given the conditions he feels the highway should have been closed sooner. He said the roadway was extremely slippery and had no salt or sand on it that he could see.

Now truckers are calling for the speed limit to be lowered.
The limit on the section where the crash occurred is 110 kilometres per hour, but other sections are posted at 120 kilometres per hour.

Truckers say the Coquihalla has earned its reputation as the highway through hell.



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