Deadly crash near Revelstoke

A fatal crash on Highway 1, 35 kilometres west of Revelstoke, closed the highway for more than 10 hours from Thursday night to Friday morning.

On November 8, at approximately 6 p.m. Revelstoke RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and Revelstoke Fire and Rescue responded to the report of a two vehicle collision west of the Enchanted Forest on the Trans Canada Highway.

Sgt. Mike Pears says a small car with one occupant and a commercial tractor trailer unit with one occupant collided resulting in the death of the driver of the small car. The driver of the commercial tractor trailer unit was not injured.

Both vehicles caught on fire as a result of the collision and were totally burned. The impact of the collision was so severe that the driver appeared to be deceased immediately. 

RCMP have a collision analyst conducting an investigation along with members of the Trans Canada East Traffic Services Unit out of Revelstoke.

It is too early to determine the cause of this collision and the RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating anyone who may have witnessed this horrific crash to come forward and contact the Trans Canada East Traffic Services Unit at the Revelstoke Detachment, 250-837-5255. Although there was fog in the area at the time of the collision, it is not known if it was a factor in the collision.

The RCMP will be working with the BC Coroners Service to positively identify the deceased driver of the small car and complete the family notification.

The origins and destinations of the occupants of both vehicles involved in the collision is not currently available. 

As of 3 a.m. Friday Nov. 9 the Highway was still closed. For up to date info on the highway go to DriveBC.

Driving conditions on the Coquihalla are also causing problems for drivers - click here for the story.

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