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One dead following serious crash on Hwy 5 near Valemount…

Highway 16 at Highway 5. DRIVEBC.CA

VALEMOUNT, BC: One person is dead and two others sustained non-life threatening injuries following a two vehicle crash on Highway 5 early Tuesday morning… 

Police say upon arrival to the scene, officers found two vehicles, a pickup truck and a sedan in the southbound ditch.

Initial investigation indicates that the driver of the pickup truck, who was travelling northbound, was attempting to pass a semi-truck when it collided head on with the southbound sedan, forcing both vehicles into the southbound ditch.

The driver of the sedan did not survive the injuries sustained, while the driver and passenger in the pickup truck sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The highway is currently closed and will remain so for a few more hours, however there is a detour in place on Blackman Road to allow through traffic.

For road closure updates, please visit the Drive BC website.

Written and released by North District RCMP  

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