Two from Delta dead, four injured in third collision on Highway 1 between Golden and Revelstoke, B.C.

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      Two people who died in a two-vehicle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway on the weekend are from Metro Vancouver.

      On July 20, Golden-Field RCMP and RCMP Traffic Services responded to a collision involving two vehicles on Highway 1 west of Golden. The time of response was not indicated.

      Drive B.C. first reported the collision at 12:24 p.m. and that the collision occurred about 19 kilometres (12 miles) east of Glacier National Park, between Golden and Revelstoke.

      RCMP confirmed that two people, one male and one female, died in the crash. Their names have not been released.

      Golden-Field RCMP spokesperson Cst. Spencer Lainchbury told the Georgia Straight today (July 22) that the two deceased individuals are confirmed to be from Delta. 

      Four other people were seriously injured and have been taken to hospital by air ambulance.

      Highway 1 was closed for about four hours before being reopened.

      Police and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating the cause of the collision.

      B.C. RCMP are not releasing any further information at this time.

      This is the third crash in southeast B.C. on the Trans-Canada Highway within a span of four days.

      On July 17, a dump truck collided with several vehicles about 33 kilometres east of Revelstoke. The truck driver died in the crash.

      Then a semi-tractor trailer jack-knifed in the same area on July 18. The driver and his passenger received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

      In a July 18 news release, Revelstoke RCMP Cpl. Thomas Blakney reminded drivers of the recommended speed of 80 kilometres per hour prior to road curves in the area.