Highway re-opened after fatal accident west of Sorrento

Travellers on the Trans-Canada Highway are now able to travel after being re-routed for most of the day Thurdsay after a collision has closed both lanes of the highway between Sorrento and Chase.

A view of a flipped semi-trailer on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Sorrento.

Travellers on the Trans-Canada Highway are now able to travel after being re-routed for most of the day Thurdsay after a collision has closed both lanes of the highway between Sorrento and Chase.

Reports indicate a single semi-trailer has flipped over on a curved section of the road on the west side of Sorrento. Witnesses report seeing two ambulances, a rescue unit vehicle and a fire truck headed to the scene.

The driver of the semi was killed. Police have not released the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin.

It has been reported that the highway could be closed for six to seven hours, which would put re-opening at approximately 6 p.m. this evening.

Eastbound drivers were forced to detour on the Chase-Falkland Road to Falkland where could connect to the Highway 97 system. Westbound drivers had to turn off at Sicamous and detour on Highway 97 to pick up the Trans-Canada Highway near Kamloops.

 

 

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