September 14, 2017 2:18 pm
Updated: September 14, 2017 2:23 pm

Drivers miraculously walk away from fiery crash near Chase

Courtesy: Chase RCMP

Their vehicles are destroyed but miraculously both drivers walked away from a serious crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Chase B.C. Thursday morning.

According to RCMP a car and a logging truck side-swiped each other, which caused both vehicles to spin out of control just before 6 a.m.

The logging truck took out a hydro pole and power lines before it started on fire. That fire then spread to a grassy field, but crews were able to contain it. The car also rolled into a nearby field.

Courtesy: Chase RCMP

“The drivers of both vehicles walked away from the collision and were transported to Kamloops Hospital by ambulance as a precaution,” Cpl. Scott Linklater said in a news release.

The highway was closed for two hours while emergency crews dealt with the crash and its aftermath. The road is now open to single-lane alternating traffic according to Drive BC.

RCMP don’t believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash, but are still investigating what caused it.

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