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Two dead in multi-vehicle collision Sunday on Trans-Canada near Salmon Arm

Crash a double fatal

UPDATE: 11 a.m.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed Sunday night's crash was a double fatal.

"The BC Coroners Service was notified and is investigating two deaths from an incident," said Ryan Panton, manager of strategic communications and media relations.

Highway 1 by Ford Road was closed in both directions for just under seven hours Sunday night.

Two cars and a semi-trailer truck collided on Highway 1 and Kirkpatrick Road in Tappen just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday night.

According to BC Emergency Health Services, two people were transported to hospital in serious condition.

It's unknown if the two people died at the scene.


UPDATE: 5:50 a.m.

DriveBC reports the crash scene at Tappen was cleared as of 2 a.m.


UPDATE: 9:55 p.m.

Highway 1 remains closed in both directions at Ford Road.

"Estimated time of reopening [is] 2 a.m.," Drive BC said in a tweet.

A detour is in effect along Highway 97, Highway 97A and Highway 97B.


UPDATE: 9:40 p.m.

Two cars and a semi-trailer truck collided on Highway 1 and Kirkpatrick Road in Tappen just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday night.

According to BC Emergency Health Services, two people were transported to hospital in serious condition.

Reports indicate there may be a fatality involved.

Castanet has reached out to the BC Coroners Service for more information.


UPDATE: 9:10 p.m.

DriveBC reports Highway 1 is closed to all traffic, except emergency vehicles at Ford Road, two kilometres west of Tappen.

An assessment is in progress.

A detour is in effect along Highway 97, Highway 97A and Highway 97B.

Members of the Shuswap Road Report on Facebook indicate the Highway will be closed for several hours.

A resident reports flaggers are turning around vehicles saying it could be closed for eight hours.


ORIGINAL: 8:20 p.m.

DriveBC is reporting a crash on Highway 1 near the Tappen area.

"Reports of a vehicle incident affecting both directions west of Salmon Arm," a tweet from DriveBC said.

Crews are en route.

At this time it is unknown how many cars are involved or if there are injuries.

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