Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Major Crash Causes Injuries, Closes Coquihalla Highway in B.C. Interior

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Major Crash Causes Injuries, Closes Coquihalla Highway in B.C. Interior

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Major crash closes highway in B.C. Interior

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - There were no fatal injuries Friday after a commercial transport truck crashed into more than a dozen vehicles on a busy highway in British Columbia's Interior.

RCMP spokeswoman Const. Melissa Wutke said one person with serious but non-life threatening injuries was airlifted to hospital following the crash on the Coquihalla Highway, between Hope and Merritt, B.C.

"A commercial transport vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 5 apparently was unable to stop, and collided with 13 other vehicles," Wutke said in a statement.

Six other patients were taken by ambulance in stable condition, BC Emergency Health Services says in a tweet.

The major artery between B.C.'s Interior and the southern coast was cut off southbound while 10 ground ambulances and other emergency vehicles rushed to the scene around 2:30 p. …

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