UPDATE: Drivebc.ca reports Highway 1 has opened again to traffic at 4:41 p.m. Monday.
UPDATE: Revelstoke RCMP confirm a multi-vehicle accident on the Trans Canada Highway has claimed the life of a 51-year-old man from B.C. The crash occured east of Revelstoke at the west entrance gate of Glacier National Park.
Police say a westbound semi crossed the centre line into the path of an eastbound semi . The collision resulted in the death of the eastbound semi driver and caused serious injuries to both the westbound semi driver and his passenger. Following the impact, the westbound semi caught fire. A third eastbound semi and SUV were involved in the incident after the initial collision, with those drivers receiving minor injuries.
Highway 1 between Revelstoke and Golden B.C. is expected to be closed all day Monday.
The highway shut down shortly after 9 a.m. because of a multi-vehicle accident involving three semi-trailer trucks and an SUV. RCMP said two vehicles collided head on and then burst into flames.
It happened 59 kilometres east of Revelstoke.
It’s believed one person has died as a result. An air ambulance has transported the injured to hospital but it’s unclear how many people have been hurt and the extent of their injuries.