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One dead in Trans-Canada Highway collision east of Golden

A fatal collision along the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C.’s Interior on Wednesday morning closed down part of the highway. It has since been reopened. DriveBC

A section of the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C.’s Interior has reopened following a fatal crash on Wednesday morning.

According to police, a logging truck and an SUV collided on Highway 1 just before 7 a.m., around 45 minutes east of Golden.

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The collision took place near Emerald Lake Road in the unincorporated community of Field.

RCMP say the eastbound SUV crossed the centre line and collided head-on with the westbound logging truck.

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“The driver of the logging truck was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” B.C. RCMP said in a press release. “Unfortunately, the driver of the SUV did not survive.”

“Investigators have determined that there was no criminality involved,” said RCMP Cpl. Alex Bérubé, adding police and the B.C. Coroners Service are continuing to investigate.

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Editor’s note: This is a corrected story. A previous version reported the incorrect location of the incident.

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