Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision – Highway 5


2022-02-24 11:25 HNP

Dossier nº 2022-169

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On February 23, 2022 just before 11:30 A.M. the Barriere RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 5 at the intersection of Vinsulla Ferry Road. The collision involved a sedan and a commercial tractor-trailer.

Through investigation, RCMP members have determined that the tractor-trailer was travelling southbound and swerved in an attempt avoid the sedan, but collided head-on with it. The tractor-trailer then continued on into the west side ditch.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured in the collision. The driver, and lone occupant of the sedan, a man in his sixties, died in the collision.

Barriere RCMP members were on scene at another high priority call when this collision occurred, and received assistance from Kamloops RCMP members and members of the South-East District Traffic unit said Acting Detachment Commander Constable Jeremy Galvin The cause of the collision is still under investigation, however road and weather conditions are not believed to be contributing factors

Anyone with information regarding this collision, including any dashboard camera video of either transport truck prior to the crash or the brown 4 door Honda sedan, is asked to contact the Barriere RCMP at 250-672-9918

Diffusé par :

Serg. Chris Manseau

S.-off.-cons. de district (relations avec les médias)
District du Lower Mainland
14200, voie Green Timbers, arrêt postal no 1608, Surrey (C.-B.) V3T 6P3
Bureau : 778-290-3791
Cellulaire : 250-413-7954

Courriel : chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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