A BC Emergency Health Services helicopter lands on Highway 1 approximatey 34 kilomtres east of Sicamous following a collision involving an SUV and a transport truck. (Rachel Rowbottom photo)

UPDATE: RCMP rule out speed and alcohol as causes of Craigellachie collision

Multiple injuries reported in accident involving SUV and transport truck

UPDATE: 3:10 p.m., April 26

According to an RCMP press release, police have determined that an SUV travelling west on the Trans-Canada Highway with three occupants inside crossed over the centre line into the path of an eastbound semi truck.

The driver of the semi was not injured and the three occupants of the SUV received injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene because the call seemed more serious at first.

The police do not believe speed or alcohol are factors in the crash.

UPDATE: 1 p.m., April 26

Multiple injuries are reported to have occurred in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 east of Sicamous.

At least two people were said to have been transported to Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm as a result of the collision involving an SUV and a transport truck. An air ambulance helicopter was also seen being used to transport another person involved in the collision.

Responding emergency rescue personnel included BC Emergency Health Services paramedics, Eagle Valley Rescue Society members, firefighters and RCMP.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

A multiple-vehicle collision is being reported on Highway 1 in Craigellachie.

Emergency responders including the Eagle Valley Rescue Society have been called to the scene.

Drive BC reports the highway is closed in both directions with no detour available.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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