Fatal crash at west gate of Yoho National Park

Golden-Field, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), BC Highway Patrol

2022-08-28 18:43 PDT

File # 2022-2351

Highway 1 to remain closed overnight due to a fatal motor vehicle incident involving two semi trucks.

On August 28, 2022 at 6:50 a.m. MST, the Golden-Field RCMP, BC Highway Patrol and Emergency Services responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 1 at the Yoho National Park west gate, approximately 35km east of Golden BC.

Upon arrival, it was determined that the occupants of both semi trucks involved were deceased.

Although the investigation is still ongoing, it appears as though one of the trucks drove into oncoming traffic and caused a head-on collision.

The deceased parties have not yet been identified, and the BC Coroner Service has taken conduct of the investigation, with assistance from the Golden-Field RCMP and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service.

"Highway 1 will remain closed overnight and through August 29, 2022 as the investigation continues," advises Cst. Robinson, Media Relations Officer with the Golden-Field RCMP. "There is an alternate route via Highway 95 and 93 for the time being. Please check Drive BC for updates."

Anyone with information regarding this collision, including any dashboard camera video, is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221.


Released by

Cst. Kat Robinson

Media Relations Officer
Golden-Field RCMP
1419 11th Ave N Golden BC V0A 1H0

Email: katherine.robinson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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