Two-vehicle collision near Barriere, BC

Barriere

2023-12-29 08:56 PST

File # 2023-1340

On December 28th, 2023, at approximately 6:50 a.m., Barriere RCMP and BC Highway Patrol attended a two-vehicle collision on Highway 5, near Oliver Creek Forest Service Road.

Personnel from Fire Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services (BC EHS) were also in attendance.

Initial investigation has determined the driver of a Toyota Corolla travelling south collided with an on-coming Ford Sprinter van, as the driver of the Corolla attempted to pass a semi-trailer truck.

The driver and two passengers of the Toyota Corolla were found deceased, while the driver of the Ford Sprinter van was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway was closed in both directions while further investigation took place. It has since been re-opened.

The investigation is still in its early stages. No further details are available.

Released by

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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