A 38-year-old passenger also suffered serious injuries and was taken to the nearest hospital, police said in a news release.
The incident took place around 4 a.m. on a section of Highway 3 between Hedley and Keremeos, two communities east of Princeton in B.C.’s Southern Interior.
Officers arrived to find the driver dead, ejected from the vehicle, and the cause of the collision is still unknown.
Highway 3 has been closed in both directions between Colonial and Ashnola roads as BC Highway Patrol officers, a collision analyst and reconstructionist complete their work.
Updates on the status of the highway are available on DriveBC’s website.