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Crash between two semi-trailers claims one life south of Barriere

The highway is reopened
Highway 5 is closed Thursday, Feb. 2 due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC map)


A collision on Thursday (Feb. 2) on Highway 5 near McLure, north of Kamloops, claimed the life of one person.

The BC RCMP Highway Patrol said the death occurred after two semi-trailers collided between Kealty Road and McLure Ferry Road. Highway 5 was closed from 15 kilometres south of Barriere to 14 kilometres north of Kamloops for several hours. Police said the collision occurred at 12:11 p.m.

Any motorists who may have witnessed the collision are asked to call BC Highway Patrol Kamloops at 250-828-3111 and reference file 23-458.

- with a file from Kamloops This Week

Original story:

Highway 5 is closed in both directions due to a vehicle incident south of Barriere Thursday, Feb 2.

There is an assessment in progress, and currently no detour available.

The incident is between Kealty Road and McLure Ferry Road, 15 km south of Barriere to 14 km north of Kamloops.

DriveBC notes the next update is at 2 p.m.

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About the Author: Angie Mindus

A desire to travel led me to a full-time photographer position at the Williams Lake Tribune in B.C.’s interior.
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