Second collision occurs on Highway 1 near Revelstoke, B.C., one day after fatal crash

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      B.C. RCMP are warning drivers to take precautions while driving through the province after another vehicle crash took place today on Highway 1 in southeastern B.C.

      Just before 5 a.m. today (July 18), B.C. Ambulance Services informed RCMP about a single-vehicle collision on the Trans-Canada Highway about 33 kilometres east of Revelstoke, B.C.

      A westbound semi-tractor trailer unit that was hauling equipment had jackknifed and wound up blocking both lanes.

      The male driver and his passenger received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

      No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

      The highway was closed for about three hours.

      Road conditions were described as wet from heavy rain with clear visibility.

      Today’s collision took place in the same area as a fatal crash around 11:30 a.m. yesterday (July 17) in which a dump truck collided with several vehicles.

      An adult male from Alberta died after he was thrown from his vehicle during that collision.

      Revelstoke RCMP Cpl. Thomas Blakney is reminding drivers of the recommended speed of 80 kilometres per hour for westbound motorists prior to curves in the area.

      Anyone with information about today’s collision is asked to call the Revelstoke Detachment at 250-837-5255.

      Revelstoke RCMP

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