UPDATE: Fatal collision closes Highway 20

Crash between fuel truck and a passenger car

A crash involving a fuel truck and a passenger car near the top of Lee’s Hill has resulted in the death of one person, say RCMP.

A second person was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

Williams Lake and Alexis Creek RCMP were called to the scene of the crash on Highway 20 east of Hanceville just before 11 a.m. early today, March 29.

A BC Ambulance helicopter attended the scene from Kamloops, sad Central Cariboo Search and Rescue Chief Rick White.

Four members of the CCSAR team attended the incident, leaving Williams Lake around 11 a.m. and performed an auto extrication on the car, he said.

RCMP say the investigation remains in the early stages and details of the crash are limited. Police are continuing to work to determine the contributing factors, said Corp. Madonna Saunderson in a release.

Highway 20 remains closed in both directions 8 kilometres east of Hanceville because of the crash.

According to Drive BC, the road is expected to reopen around 8 p.m. Earlier reports suggested the road might reopen around 5:30 p.m.

Just Posted

Inductees announced for 2019 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame

Willie Crosina, Lawrence Elkins, Phillip Camille and Moon family to be enshrined

RCMP investigate suspicious death near Williams Lake

Body found in home on Mountain House Road Tuesday night

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Mount Polley hosting public information meeting in Williams Lake Friday

Representatives from Mount Polley and Golder Associates will be there to give updates

Project seeks nominations for great employers in Williams Lake

Business at its Best is an initiative hoping to celebrate employment excellence

Omar Khadr wants changes to bail conditions

‘My life is held in suspension’, says the former Guantanamo Bay detainee

Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3

VIDEO: Vancouver battles back to earn single point in Nashville

Lions announce seven members of coaching staff not coming back for 2019

The operational moves come two days after the Lions announced DeVone Claybrooks as the team’s new head coach

$12K awarded to atheist family who oppose Christmas, Hanukkah in B.C. classroom

Gary Mangel,May Yasue said holidays, Remembrance Day and Valentine’s Day not appropriate in preschool

Coach accused of sexual assault says apology letter was misinterpreted

Dave Brubaker has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching

Give the gift of nature this holiday season

Please don’t be mad, but I bought you a moose

Aboriginal poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Rebecca Thomas says she received backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise

No plans yet for free WiFi on BC Transit buses

BC Transit says they are monitoring the roll-out of free WiFi on Translink vehicles

Some Kotex tampons recalled in Canada and U.S.

In some cases, tampon users sought medical attention “to remove tampon pieces left in the body.”

Most Read