March 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Updated: March 17, 2017 2:59 pm

Falkland man killed in Trans-Canada crash

51-year-old Stephen Babij of Falkland and his dog Zak were killed in a collision on the Trans-Canada Highway on Monday. / Babij Family

A 51-year-old Falkland man has been identified as the driver killed in a crash on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke Monday.

Stephen Babij was driving a semi-trailer eastbound around 9:00 a.m. when an oncoming transport truck crossed into his lane. The collision caused one of the trucks to catch fire.

RCMP said two people in the westbound semi were seriously injured.

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Babij is being remembered as a caring husband and step-father.

“Steve was happiest when his house was full of people,” reads Babij’s online obituary. “Steve was known as the ‘Hay Guy’ throughout Alberta, B.C. and Washington. [He was] never on time, but always delivered. His true passion was farming and he was also an avid snowmobiler.”

His family said Babij died of head injuries and did not suffer.

Babij’s dog was also killed in the crash.

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