Update on fatal crash at west gate of Yoho National Park
Golden-Field, BC Highway Patrol, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS)
2022-08-29 21:04 PDT
File # 2022-2351
Update: the BC Coroner’s Service confirmed today that there were three deceased in the fatal motor vehicle incident in Yoho National Park yesterday. Identities have not yet been confirmed as we are awaiting forensic analysis.
Preliminary investigation shows that a westbound semi truck hauling cattle crossed over the centre line and hit an eastbound semi truck hauling lumber.
Only 1 bovine survived the incident and is being treated for its injuries.
Highway 1 reopened at 7:45p.m. MST after a 37-hour closure.
We thank the public for their patience during the highway closure, as it enabled us and our partners to conduct a fulsome investigation, states Cst. Robinson, Media Relations Officer for the Golden-Field RCMP.
But most of all, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the suspected victims, who found out about the collision through social media before first responders made it to the scene.
There is no further information available at this time.
Cst. Kat RobinsonMedia Relations Officer
1419 11th Ave N Golden BC V0A 1H0
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