Fatal collision closes Highway 1 outside of Revelstoke


2020-08-13 10:04 PDT

File # 2020-2627

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating following an early morning fatal collision on the Trans-Canada Highway outside of Revelstoke.

On August 13, 2020 at 4:40 a.m., Revelstoke RCMP, BC Emergency Health Services and fire rescue crews responded to a report of a roll over collision along Highway 1 approximately 6 km west of Revelstoke. The collision involved a semi-tractor trailer unit, and a passenger vehicle.

The investigation remains in its early stages, as police work to determine what factors lead to the crash. The passenger vehicle was engulfed in flames following the impact, while the commercial transport truck rolled.

Sadly, the driver of the passenger vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency paramedics, says Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey spokesperson for the Southeast District. One of our priorities at this time is to establish an identity for the deceased and properly notifying that person’s family.

Highway 1 remains closed in both directions at this time to allow a collision reconstructionist from the RCMP Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services (ICARS) to fully examine the crash scene.

The BC Coroners Service has been notified and has also launched an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation into the individual’s sudden death.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police, or you have dash camera footage that may aid in our investigation, you are asked to call the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255.

Motorists are encouraged to monitor the DriveBC.ca website for updates on the closure of the highway.

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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