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Killed in truck crash

RCMP say a driver was killed Wednesday in a logging truck crash on Highway 97 near Lac La Hache.

A loaded logging truck headed south tried to pass a semi in the slow lane when their trailers made contact. 

The logging truck jack-knifed into the northbound lanes, hitting an oncoming vehicle in the northbound lane.

The driver of the northbound vehicle was dead at the scene. 

A youth who was a passenger in the northbound vehicle was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Neither driver from the semi trucks involved was injured.

The highway was closed for several hours while the collision was investigated. It reopened to traffic in late afternoon.



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