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Police say alcohol might have contributed to fatal crash near Revelstoke

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An Alberta driver is dead after being involved in two collisions on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke on Monday night.

Police said the driver’s westbound pickup truck hit a tractor trailer. Then one kilometre down the road, police say the same truck was involved in a head-on collision with a second eastbound tractor trailer.

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RCMP said passing motorists stopped and tried to offer first aid. The pickup truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

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According to police, the commercial vehicle operator involved in the head-on collision was taken to hospital in Revelstoke with serious neck and back injuries.

The Revelstoke RCMP said “alcohol may have been a factor” in the crash.

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Police said the road was clear and visibility was excellent at the time of the collisions.

Police were called to the crash scene around 35 kilometres east of Revelstoke around 7:40 p.m., Monday.

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The collision closed the highway for hours, but it has since been reopened.