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Alberta man, child killed in Highway 5A crash near Kamloops, B.C.

The scene of a crash that left a 47-year old man and two children dead. .
The scene of a crash that left a 47-year old man and two children dead. . Courtesy: CFJC

UPDATE: RCMP have issued a correction and say one of the children involved in the crash has not died, as previously stated. This article has been amended to reflect the new information

A 47-year-old Alberta man and one child are dead after a single-vehicle crash in B.C.’s interior.

Kamloops RCMP say it happened around 5:45 p.m. on Highway 5A near Stump Lake, about 40 kilometres south of Kamloops.

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Police say it appears the car went over a concrete barrier and down a steep embankment after missing a curve in the highway.

“It appears the road conditions were favourable, the road appeared to be bare and it was clear, it was dusk but still somewhat light outside, and it was a fairly steep curve though, that the vehicle had to maneuver around,” said Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie.

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The driver died at the scene, while one of two children in the vehicle later died in hospital. A second survived, but is in “grave condition.”

The highway was closed to allow the BC Coroners Service to investigate, but has since reopened.

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