A 23-year-old women from the Cariboo Chilcotin region has been identified as the person killed in a head-on collision on Highway 1 near Cache Creek Wednesday afternoon.
RCMP Cpl. Mike Halskov of E Division Traffic Services said emergency services were called to the scene just before 3 p.m. Wednesday about 15 kilometres east of Cache Creek near Juniper Beach Provincial Park. The highway was closed for several hours.
CLOSED #BCHwy1 in both directions just east of #CacheCreek at Juniper Beach due to a vehicle incident. Assessment in progress, no estimated time of opening. Detour information currently unavailable, expect delays. #Kamloops
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Halskov said the initial police investigation has indicated the 23-year-old crossed the centre line and struck a pickup truck head-on. The woman died as a result of injuries she sustained in the collision, while the driver of the truck received non-life-threatening injuries. Halskov said both drivers were the lone occupants of the vehicles.
“Reasons why she crossed the centre line are unclear at this time,” Halskov said.