Two vehicle collision claims the lives of both drivers.
Sicamous, Collision Unit, BC Highway Patrol
2021-04-06 20:34 PDT
File # 2021-1837
BC RCMP responded to a serious two vehicle head-on collision on Highway 1 seven kilometers east of Sicamous.
On April 6, 2021, just after 1pm, BC RCMP frontline members from Sicamous Detachment and RCMP Traffic Services responded to a report of a serious two vehicle head-on collision seven kilometers east of Sicamous on the Trans Canada Highway 1.
The subsequent investigation found the 73 year old male driver of a westbound pickup truck from Sicamous crossed the centre line colliding with an eastbound sedan driven by a 46 year old female from Salmon Arm. Sadly, both drivers were deceased upon arrival of first responders. There were no other occupants of the vehicles. Road and weather conditions were not contributing factors.
Highway 1 was closed for several hours while police completed their investigation at the scene and the vehicles and debris were removed. The BC RCMP will work cooperatively with the BC Coroner's Service who will complete their own inquiry into the cause of the deaths.
Anyone with information about the collision or with dash camera footage should contact RCMP Traffic Services out of Golden at 250-344-2221.
Correction: During the initial investigation, police believed the westbound pickup truck crossed the centre line, but during the subsequent investigation the RCMP found the pickup truck was actually eastbound and the sedan was westbound with additional information that it was likely the westbound sedan crossed the centre line.
Sgt. Chad BadryNCO i/c West Kootenay Highway Patrol
BC Highway Patrol
1010 Second Street, Nelson, BC V1L 6A2
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