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Woman killed in collision with semi-trailer near B.C.-Alberta border

The route between Golden and Revelstoke on Highway 1 received more than half a metre of snow in 24 hours Thursday, Jan. 3. DriveBC/ Global Okanagan

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that the driver of the vehicle died in the collision. In fact, it was the passenger who died. 

A woman was killed and another taken to hospital in a fatal collision on Highway 1 early Friday morning.

It happened about 20 kilometres west of Field, B.C. — an area that has been pummeled by hazardous weather in recent days.

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B.C. RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts said a passenger vehicle collided with a semi-trailer.

The driver was taken to Calgary Foothills hospital in serious condition, and her female passenger died at the scene.

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Extreme winter weather conditions force the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden – Jan 3, 2019

Roberts said Mounties are working with the BC Coroners Service as well as police in Alberta to try and make a positive ID on the victim.

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But she said both women are believed to be from Alberta, and potentially the Airdrie area.

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“The conditions at the time of the crash were quite difficult. We had a lot of treacherous weather conditions in that span over the last 48 hours — a combination of both snow and rain,” said Roberts.

Roberts said the collision affected traffic on the highway for about six hours, and that it fully reopened about 7:30 a.m. MT Friday morning.

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