1 dead, another in hospital after two commercial vehicles collide in McLure, B.C.

British Columbia RCMP say one driver was killed and another was taken to hospital after an early afternoon collision between two commercial vehicles on Highway 5 in McLure, in British Columbia, north of Kamloops, on Thursday.

BC Highway Patrol took over the investigation and police said there was no initial indication of criminality as a contributing factor to the accident.

In a news release, British Columbia RCMP said the collision happened at 12:11 p.m. PST and officers from the Barrière RCMP Detachment, the RCMP’s collision analysis unit and BC Highway Patrol officers from Kamloops all responded.

« Highway 5 is closed in both directions at this time and the reopening time is undetermined at this point, » read a statement sent shortly before 4 p.m.

Later Thursday evening, DriveBC said a section of the freeway was still closed and it was necessary to keep an eye on its Twitter for updates.

The BC Highway Patrol based in Kamloops is asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call them at 250 828-3111.


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