1:30 p.m. Highway 5 south of Barriere has now been reopened to single-lane alternating traffic.
Barriere RCMP have reported that the closure on Highway 5 this morning was caused by a fatal crash involving a motorcycle.
According to Sgt Edward Preto, the motorcycle was attempting to pass a semi-truck when it collided with a vehicle heading north.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and the occupants of the northbound vehicle were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
The semi-truck did not stop at the scene and Barriere RCMP are trying to locate the driver to act as a witness to the incident.
Highway 5 remains closed during the investigation and travellers are urged to check DriveBC for updates on when it will reopen.
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