Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision


2020-01-21 07:54 PST

File # RV2020-0274

At approximately 7:40 pm on Monday January 20th, 2020 the Revelstoke RCMP were dispatched to a fatal two vehicle collision approximately 35 kms east of Revelstoke on the Trans-Canada Highway. The collision involved a commercial vehicle and a passenger truck.

BC Ambulance Service, Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service and the Revelstoke RCMPolice arrived on scene and located an eastbound commercial tractor trailer and westbound pickup truck. The driver of the passenger truck was deceased on scene. The driver of the commercial vehicles sustained serious neck and back injuries. The commercial driver was transported to the Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke.

The Trans Canada East Traffic Services unit of the RCMP arrived on scene along with the RCMP Traffic Analyst. Through the course of the investigation it was determined that the passenger truck had struck another tractor trailer vehicle approximately 1 km earlier, and then went head on into the second tractor trailer. Alcohol may have been a factor. Other vehicle drivers that happened along the collision scene attempted to offer first aid. The deceased driver is from Alberta.

Road conditions were rated as "good winter driving" with temperatures at approximately -5 C with clear roads., and excellent visibility. 

The Trans-Canada Highway was closed until the investigation was concluded and the vehicles could be removed from the road by a local towing company. The road was re-opened by approximately 1:30 am on Tuesday January 21, 2020.

Released by

Staff Sergeant Kurt Grabinsky

Detachment Commander
Revelstoke RCMP Detachment
404 Campbell Avenue, Revelstoke, British Columbia, V0E 2S0
Office: 250-837-5255

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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