B.C. driver, 52, dies in collision on Trans-Canada Highway near Revelstoke

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      While Squamish and Whistler RCMP were busy attending several vehicle incidents on the Sea to Sky Highway yesterday due to snow and warning drivers to slow down, a collision amid snow on a highway in southeast British Columbia has left one driver dead.

      At 3:40 p.m. on December 16, Revelstoke Fire and Rescue, B.C. Ambulance Service, and Revelstoke RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a westbound sedan and an eastbound commercial vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 18 kilometres east of Revelstoke.

      While the commercial vehicle driver remained uninjured, the sedan driver, a 52-year-old male from B.C. who has not been identified, died from his injuries.

      Revelstoke RCMP stated that according to initial indications, the sedan crossed the centre line on a curve on a two-way section of the highway.

      Road and weather conditions at the time included compact snow with flurries with minimal visibility and a temperature of -3C.

      The highway was closed for 10 hours after the collision.

      B.C. RCMP are warning drivers about snow flurries in the Revelstoke area and are reminding drivers to check driving conditions on DriveBC before traveling in the province.

      Yesterday, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation issued safety tips on traveling during the holiday season and Drive BC also issued a reminder about driving near snow plows.

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