Police investigate hit and run involving semi truck that caused multi-vehicle collision near 100 Mile House

Hit and run investigated

Police are investigating a hit and run incident involving a semi that caused a multi-vehicle collision near 100 Mile House.

At 11:28 p.m. Wednesday, police along with 100 Mile Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance responded to the collision about two kilometres south of 100 Mile House on Highway 97.

Police say roads were extremely icy at the time.

One southbound vehicle was struck by a northbound semi tractor towing a fully loaded trailer, and the semi did not stop.

Another vehicle travelling north in the same area was hit by the same suspect semi trailer.

Police say it appears the driver lost control of the trailer, hit the northbound vehicle, overcorrected, hit the southbound vehicle and kept going.

Another vehicle pulling a small trailer came along and attempted to stop, but slid into the southbound lane, striking the initial southbound vehicle, which was stopped.

The drivers and passengers involved were checked over by paramedics, with only the southbound driver being taken to hospital with what were considered minor injuries.

RCMP located the suspect semi parked at the Co-op Gas cardlock near Canim-Hendrix Lake Road and seized the vehicle for investigative purposes. The driver has yet to be located.

The registered owner of the semi was contacted and is co-operating with the investigation.

Police are seeking any information or dashcam video that may have captured the suspect vehicle, a white semi with a Gordon Foods Services trailer, white with red, yellow and orange markings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Refer to file 2022-92.

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