Highway 5 crash kills Barriere man

A Barriere man was killed in a two-vehicle collision north of Avola on Monday morning

A Barriere man was killed in a two-vehicle collision north of Avola on Monday morning.

Clearwater RCMP reports that they received a report about the crash at 5:55 a.m. on July 16.

Investigation revealed that two vehicles had been northbound on Highway 5 near Tum Tum Creek when the second vehicle hit the lead vehicle from behind. The lead vehicle went off the road to the right while the second went off to the left.

A male passenger in the lead vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The passenger, a Barriere resident, was confirmed deceased at the scene.

A traffic analyst from Kamloops and a representative from the BC Coroner’s Service attended the scene. The investigation was turned over to the Central Traffic Services Unit out of Clearwater. The name of the deceased has not been released.

The matter is still under investigation.