Clearwater man loses life on highway south of McLure

A collision that happened just south of McLure on Sunday, Jan. 17, at approximately 1 p.m. resulted in a Clearwater man losing his life

Jill Hayward – North Thompson Star/Journal

A collision that happened just south of McLure on Sunday, Jan. 17, at approximately 1 p.m. resulted in a Clearwater man losing his life.

Police report the vehicle, a southbound Chevy Lumina apparently went out of control on the wet and slushy highway, which resulted in crossing over into the path of a northbound commercial tractor trailer unit.

Highway 5 was closed until approximately 7 p.m. while RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service investigated the scene.

The Lumina’s driver, 48-year-old Antonino Cuthbert of Clearwater, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“This is a tragic incident that reminds everyone how people’s and families lives can change in an instant as the result of a motor-vehicle collision,” said Kamloops RCMP Sgt. Mike Pears. “The RCMP are reminding motorists to slow down on winter roads, make sure you have good winter tires and be prepared for anything as you travel.”