Two vehicle crash on Highway 1 results in one fatality
Golden-Field, Collision Unit
2023-05-24 08:02 PDT
File # 2023-1073
On May 23rd, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers of Golden RCMP and BC Highway Patrol responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1, 20 km east of the Rogers Pass Visitor Centre. Member of the BC Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services (CARS), BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) attended the scene.
Initial investigation has determined that a red Jeep Cherokee, traveling east on Highway 1, failed to navigate a right-hand bend in the road. The Jeep crossed the centre line and collided with an on-coming westbound pick-up truck.
The driver and single occupant of the Jeep, a 44-year-old Golden resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the pick-up truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
RCMP is continuing the investigation.
The RCMP appreciates the public’s patience while the highway was closed for several hours.
Cpl. James GrandyDistrict Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
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