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Saskatchewan woman dead in 4-vehicle crash west of Golden, B.C.

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One person was killed in a four-vehicle crash west of Golden, B.C., on Tuesday, according to RCMP.

Police said emergency crews responded to the collision on Highway 1, approximately 20 kilometres west of Golden, at around 3:10 p.m. MST.

Officers said two passenger vehicles and two commercial vehicles were involved.

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RCMP said Wednesday that a woman in her 30s from Saskatchewan, a rear-seat passenger in one of the passenger vehicles, died at the scene.

The crash prompted Highway 1 to be closed in both directions without a detour, according to Drive B.C. Police said it would be closed for several hours while officers investigated.

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Police could not confirm the cause of the crash but said winter conditions were being considered as a “possible contributing factor.”

Agencies investigating the crash include Trans Canada East Traffic Services, B.C. Ambulance Service, Commercial Vehicle and Safety Enforcement, B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP Collision Reconstruction Service.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to call TCETS in Golden at 250-344-2221.