Tk’emlups RCMP investigating collision on Highway 5

Kamloops Rural

2021-04-28 14:17 PDT

File # 2021-13531

A Wednesday crash on Highway 5 is under investigation by the police and the BC Coroners Service.

On April 28, around 11 a.m., the Tk’emlups RCMP Rural Detachment responded to a report of a single-motor-vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of Highway 5 near the Cache Creek exit. The crash was reported to police by a passerby who witnessed a vehicle in the ditch. Emergency responders provided medical attention to a woman in her 60s, who was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. The vehicle was an older model blue four-door Ford Explorer.

Two southbound lanes and a northbound lane were closed while police investigated.

The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is investigating the cause of the woman’s death.

Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the vehicle go into the ditch, or who has dash camera footage available, to please contact Tk’emlups RCMP Rural Detachment RCMP at 250-314-1800 and reference file 2021-13531.

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Subject: RE: Kamloops RCMP - MVI on Hwy 5
Date: April 28, 2021 12:14:00 PM

Further to this release, if anyone witnessed the collision, which involved a vehicle going into the ditch, please contact police and reference file 2021-13531. An update will be provided this afternoon.
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Subject: Kamloops RCMP - MVI on Hwy 5
Date: April 28, 2021 11:51:00 AM

Tk’emlups Rural RCMP Detachment Media Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2021
File: 2021-13531
 

Collision on Hwy 5 – two southbound lanes closed
Just after 11 a.m., the Tk’emlups RCMP Rural Detachment responded to a report of a single-motor
vehicle collision southbound on Hwy 5 near the Cache Creek exit. Police and emergency responders
are on scene and two soutbound lanes are currently closed. Motorists are asked to please use
caution and go slowly when driving in the area. More details will be provided as they become available.

Cst Crystal EVELYN,
Kamloops RCMP
Interim Media Relations Officer
250-828-3193
250-682-0752


 

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
kamloops.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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