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Accident south of Williams Lake claims one life

Crash claims one life

UPDATE: 1:11 p.m.

The RCMP have released more details regarding today's fatal accident near 141 Mile House.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident this morning, according to a press release from Cpl. Madonna Saunderson.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. when a Kia Rio crossed the centre line and collided with an empty logging truck headed north.

The driver of the Rio didn't survive the crash. The driver of the truck was not physically injured.

RCMP aren't sure of the cause of the crash, but slippery roads were reported at the scene.

"We want to remind the motoring public to make sure your vehicle is properly equipped for winter driving" says Staff Sgt. Del Byron of the Williams Lake RCMP in the release.


ORGINAL: 10:28 a.m.

One person is dead following an early morning crash south of Williams Lake.

The incident happened around 5 a.m., Cpl. Madonna Saunderson tells Castanet, on Highway 97 near 141 Mile House.

"There has been a two-vehicle crash," she says, adding she doesn't know the type of vehicles or the cause of the collision at this time.

DriveBC currently has a road condition warning for most of Highway 97, including the section where the collision took place, warning of compact snow and slush.

Saunderson says more details will likely be released later today as more information is collected.

"An investigation is ongoing," she says. "Emergency services are on scene."



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