1 dead, 6 injured in multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 1 in B.C. Interior

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Mounties say one person is dead and six injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous, B.C. (CBC - image credit)
Mounties say one person is dead and six injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway between Salmon Arm and Sicamous, B.C. (CBC - image credit)

One person has died in a multi-vehicle collision Saturday evening on Highway 1 that led to the route being closed through most of Sunday, according to RCMP.

Mounties say numerous vehicles were involved in the crash between Sicamous and Salmon Arm, B.C., including semi-trailers, a cube van and cars.

The "chain reaction" crash started when an eastbound semi-trailer jack-knifed and blocked all three lanes of the highway.

Six people were taken to hospital following the crash. One man died after he was pinned between his semi-trailer and a vehicle immediately in front of him.

"Trans-Canada Highway 1 is anticipated to be closed throughout the day [on Jan. 9] while crews work to clear the roadway of the vehicles and debris," an RCMP spokesperson said in a statement.

The highway reopened around 8 p.m. PT Sunday, according to DriveBC.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the crash is asked to contact Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878.

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