Four lakecity residents injured in Highway 5 fatality near Kamloops

One person was killed and four others were injured on Highway 5 North near Kamloops on Monday, June 9, when a southbound black truck veered across the centre lane, colliding with a northbound red truck, the driver of which died at the scene.

Four people in the southbound truck — believed to be from Williams Lake — were taken to Royal Inland Hospital, with a passenger in the rear seat suffering the most serious injuries.

The person killed in the northbound truck, a man, was alone in his vehicle.

Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said it was too early in the investigation to determine why the black truck crossed the centre line, adding it does not appear as though alcohol was involved.

Aird said a paramedic from Surrey and a semi-truck driver acted quickly to administer first-aid to those injured in the black truck.

The northbound lanes of Highway 5 North were closed into the evening of Monday, June 9.


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