Witnesses sought for Highway 97 fatality

Kamloops Rural, BC Highway Patrol

2024-02-23 13:36 PST

File # 2024-486

On February 12, 2024, at 5:50 pm, there was a head-on fatal collision between two commercial vehicles on Highway 97 in Monte Creek, just east of Kamloops, BC. The collision resulted in one driver tragically passing away. The collision caused a closure of the highway for the remainder of the evening. The other driver survived and was taken to hospital.

BC Highway Patrol in Kamloops has taken conduct of the investigation which has revealed that one of the semi trucks failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the centre line.

BC Highway Patrol are seeking witnesses who have not already spoken to police and dashcam footage or pre-collision driving behaviour as well as post-collision footage to please contact the BC Highway Patrol - Kamloops office at 250-828-3111 ext 2.

BC Highway Patrol

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Cpl. Melissa Jongema

Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-5761

Email: E_BCHP_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/highway-patrol

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