Update: highway reopened following fatal collision

Kamloops City

2023-05-02 14:13 PDT

File # 2023-15092

The highway east of Kamloops has reopened, while the investigation into the fatal collision that caused its westbound closure is ongoing.

On May 2, 2023, just before 10 a.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to a motor vehicle incident on the East Trans Canada Highway, in the westbound lanes just west of Lafarge Road. Officers arrived to find emergency responders performing first aid on a man who had been struck by a truck. He sadly succumbed to his injuries soon after.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim had struck a barrier on the highway and was out of his vehicle when another vehicle collided with him, said Corporal Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson.

Traffic was rerouted while police and emergency responders attended the scene. All lanes have since reopened.

Anyone who witnessed or has information related to the investigation and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-15092.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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