Newspaper article The Canadian Press

One Dead, One Critical, Two Seriously Hurt in Feb. 3 Crash on B.C. Highway

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

One Dead, One Critical, Two Seriously Hurt in Feb. 3 Crash on B.C. Highway

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Details of fatal Highway 5 crash released by RCMP

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MERRITT, B.C. - RCMP in British Columbia's southern Interior are releasing more details about a fatal crash Saturday between a transport truck and a SUV on the Coquihalla Highway south of Merritt.

The crash occurred when the transport truck slammed into the back of the smaller vehicle which police say was carrying four people when it stopped in the right lane of the highway.

Merritt RCMP say in a news release that a 29-year-old woman died at the scene, a 28-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with critical injuries, and two other men were treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

It was the second deadly collision on southern Interior highways on Saturday after a jack-knifed transport truck skidded into the path of an oncoming pickup. …

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