Witnesses sought in fatal Highway 97 semi-truck crash

A police car with flashing lights is shown in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. An employee with the District of Oak Bay has died on the job after being hit by a vehicle.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

A fatal crash between two commercial vehicles is believed to have been caused when one semi-truck drifted over the centre line, police say.

The head-on collision on Feb. 12, at 5:50 p.m., on Highway 97 in Monte Creek, B.C., just east of Kamloops  resulted in one driver dying and caused a closure of the highway for the remainder of the evening. The other driver survived and was taken to hospital.

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“BC Highway Patrol in Kamloops has taken conduct of the investigation which has revealed that one of the semi trucks failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the centre line,” RCMP said.

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BC Highway Patrol are seeking witnesses who have not already spoken to police and dashcam footage or pre-collision driving behaviour as well as post-collision footage to please contact the BC Highway Patrol Kamloops office at 250-828-3111 ext. 2.

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