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Serious crash on Highway 5 south of Rayleigh sends five to hospital, BC EHS says

Five in hospital after crash

UPDATE: 10:03 a.m.

Traffic is moving again on Highway 5 south of Rayleigh following a serious crash Wednesday morning that sent five people to hospital.

According to DriveBC, single lanes are moving in each direction on Highway 5 near CN Road, the site of Wednesday morning’s collision.

The crash sent five people to hospital, including one person in critical condition.

This story will be updated when more information becomes known.


UPDATE: 9:42 a.m.

Five people were taken to hospital, one in critical condition, following a serious multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Highway 5 south of Rayleigh.

Emergency crews were called to a stretch of the highway near CN Road at about 8:20 a.m. for a report of a multi-vehicle collision.

BC Emergency Health Services told Castanet Kamloops five patients were transported to hospital — two stable, two in serious condition and one critical.

This story will be updated as more information becomes known.


UPDATE: 8:53 a.m.

Highway 5 is closed at CN Road north of the Halston Connector due to a multi-vehicle crash, DriveBC says.

No detour is available at this time, the agency said.

This story will be updated when more information is known.


ORIGINAL STORY: 8:40 a.m.

Emergency crews are responding to a report of a serious collision on Highway 5 north of the Halston Connector.

Crews were called to a report of a multi-vehicle crash just before 8:30 a.m.

Kamloops Fire Rescue said on Twitter it is sending two crews to the site.

There is no word yet on how the wreck is impacting traffic.

This story will be updated when more information is known.



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