Highway lanes start to reopen following this morning’s fatal collision
2021-02-15 15:19 PST
File # 2021-4830
All westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of the East Trans Canada Highway near Valleyview have started to reopen following a motor-vehicle collision which claimed two lives earlier today.
Just before 10 a.m., February 15, Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the area of Grand Boulevard for a report of a collision involving a jack-knifed semi trailer. When police arrived on scene they observed a green Toyota 4Runner in the eastbound ditch and a jack-knife semi trailer further down the highway. Two of the Toyota’s four occupants were deceased when police arrived. The other two were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of the highway were closed from Grand Boulevard near Holman Road.
Police are still investigating details surrounding the collision, but weather is believed to be a factor. Anyone with dash camera footage featuring the Toyota 4Runner during or near the time of the crash is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2021-4830.
Released by: Cst Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP
21-02-15/ 11:21 a.m.
Fatal collision – eastbound lanes closed
All eastbound lanes of the East Trans Canada Highway in Valleyview are closed following a fatal motor-vehicle collision.
Just before 10 a.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to the area of Grand Boulevard for a report of a collision involving a jack-knifed semi trailer. It was unknown how many vehicles were involved.
Two people were located deceased when police arrived.
Police are currently on scene investigating. Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto Shuswap Road. One lane is open to westbound traffic between Holman Road and Grand Boulevard.
No further information is available at this time.
Cst Crystal Evelyn
21-02-15 10:30 AM
All Eastbound lanes of the East Trans Canada Hwy are currently closed in the Valleyview area near Grand Boulevard for a motor vehicle collision until further notice. Please avoid this area if at all possible.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Cst Crystal Evelyn
Cst. Crystal EvelynMedia Relations Officer
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
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