The Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services in Quesnel have now confirmed that two people died as a result of the head on collision that occurred on Wednesday, August 28 at 3:41 p.m., reports Quesnel RCMP Cpl Madonna Saunderson.
Both people were in the car. The truck driver appeared to be uninjured.
A south bound car crossed the center line into the path of a north bound chip truck.
Witnesses to the crash have been interviewed and say that the car went into the path of the chip truck with no reasonable explanation.
The RCMP and the BC Coroners Office continue to investigate this crash to determine the causal factors in this crash. A Collision Analyst was on scene and Highway 97 was closed in both directions in order that forensic experts could identify and document the physical evidence at the scene.
The Highway was reopened shortly after midnight on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The identities of the victims are not being released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this crash, as well as to anyone who may have observed either of the vehicles prior to the collision. If anyone has any information they are asked to call the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.