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Fatal crash south of Kamloops closes Coquihalla to northbound traffic

The scene of a serious crash on the Coquihalla Highway, Thursday, Aug. 2. .
The scene of a serious crash on the Coquihalla Highway, Thursday, Aug. 2. . Global News (file photo)

At least one person is dead after a serious crash on the Coquihalla Highway on Thursday.

The route was closed to Northbound traffic about 17 kilometres south of Kamloops near the Inks Lake brake check.

The BC Coroners Service is on scene.

A detour is available to Motorists at Merritt via Highway 5A.
A detour is available to Motorists at Merritt via Highway 5A. DriveBC

DriveBC said an assessment was in progress and that crews were en route to the scene.

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Drivers in the area are being warned to expect delays and congestion.

A photo posted to social media shows motorists backed up along the Coquihalla Highway on Thursday, Aug. 2.
A photo posted to social media shows motorists backed up along the Coquihalla Highway on Thursday, Aug. 2. Ranjit Durka

A detour is available at Merritt via Highway 5A.

No word on a timeline to reopen the route.

More to come…