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POLICE – Two dead in collision involving jack-knifed semi near Grand Boulevard

UPDATE (3:19 p.m.)

All westbound lanes and one eastbound lane of the East Trans Canada Highway near Valleyview have started to reopen following a motor-vehicle collision that claimed two lives earlier today (Feb. 15, 2021).

Just before 10 a.m., Kamloops RCMP officers responded to the area of Grand Boulevard for a report of a collision involving a jack-knifed semi trailer. When police arrived they found a green Toyota 4Runner in the eastbound ditch and a jack-knifed semi trailer further down the highway. Two of the Toyota’s four occupants were dead when police arrived. The other two were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of the highway were closed from Grand Boulevard near Holman Road.

Police are still investigating details surrounding the collision, but weather is believed to be a factor. Anyone with dash camera footage featuring the Toyota 4Runner during or near the time of the crash is asked to contact the Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2021-4830.

EARLIER STORY:

All eastbound lanes of the East Trans Canada Highway in Valleyview were closed today (Feb. 15, 2021) following a fatal motor-vehicle collision that killed two people.

Just before 10 a.m., Kamloops RCMP responded to the area of Grand Boulevard for a report of a collision involving a jack-knifed semi trailer. It was unknown how many vehicles were involved.

Two people were located deceased when police arrived.

As of 11:30 a.m., police are at the scene investigating. Eastbound traffic is being diverted onto Shuswap Road. One lane is open to westbound traffic between Holman Road and Grand Boulevard.

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