July 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Updated: July 17, 2019 8:04 pm

Highway 1 reopens after dump truck crashes in heavy rain near Revelstoke, killing 1

Highway 1 was closed in both directions about 33 kilometres east of Revelstoke on Wednesday.

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One person was killed Wednesday in a crash that closed the Trans-Canada Highway near Canyon Springs.

B.C. RCMP Traffic Services said the collision happened around 11:30 a.m., about 33 kilometres east of Revelstoke.

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Police said a commercial dump truck lost control in heavy rain, and crashed into several other vehicles. The truck’s driver was ejected from his vehicle and killed, police said.

The RCMP said there were no other reported fatalities. BC Emergency Health Services said it deployed an ambulance to the scene, but did not transport anyone to hospital.

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The road was closed in both directions for about five and a half hours as authorities investigated, and reopened around 5 p.m.

Drivers are being warned to expect heavy delays.

The RCMP Trans Canada East Traffic Services, Commercial Vehicle and Safety Enforcement and the BC Coroners Service are all investigating the crash.

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