The Trans-Canada was closed between Revelstoke and Golden on Friday due to an MVI.

Update: one airlifted, nine injured in Trans-Canada head-on

One person plucked from highway by air ambulance, nine more seriously injured transported by ground ambulance after head-on near Rogers Pass

Golden RCMP say one person was airlifted to hospital by BC Air Ambulance and nine others were treated and transported to hospital by ground ambulance after a serious MVI at Rogers Pass on Friday afternoon.

Golden RCMP spokesperson Cst. Amber Brunner said Golden RCMP responded to the incident at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at a location 45 kilometres west of Golden.

Police provided little more information on the details of the collision, other to say it was a head-on crash.

Cst. Brunner said that speed relative to conditions and inadequate tires “appear to be factors in the collision.” The investigation is ongoing.

“Police would like to remind motorists to slow down and drive to the conditions of the road,” said Cst. Brunner in a statement.

Revelstoke first responders could be seen leaving town with sirens on at about 3 p.m. on Friday. (Update: Revelstoke Fire Chief Rob Girard said Revelstoke Fire Rescue were not called to the multi-vehicle MVI because it was out of the Revelstoke service area.)

The incident closed the Trans-Canada between Revelstoke and Golden for about three hours, RCMP said.

It wasn’t the only incident to close that stretch of highway on Friday. Sometime before 9:50 p.m., another vehicle incident caused a closure of the section for over an hour.

Unconfirmed reports say a transport truck hauling explosive or flammable chemicals caught fire.

The Times Review is following up on both of these stories.

Original story posted on Dec. 13 at 4 p.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed between Revelstoke and Golden as of 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 due to an MVI.

Drive BC estimates the highway will re-open to single-lane alternating traffice at 5:30 p.m.

Although it’s unclear where the incident occurred, at around 2 p.m., first responders could be heard discussing an MVI east of Revelstoke that involved an entrapment of at least one person.

The Times Review will not be providing further updates on this collision. For the latest road information, check the Drive BC website.

***

Were you involved in this incident? At the scene? If you have more information to share, please comment below or email editor@revelstoketimesreview.com.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nearly 12,000 children living in poverty throughout Okanagan: report

BC Child Poverty Report Card includes stats for Central and North Okanagan, Okanagan-Similkameen

Trans-Canada to close at 11 a.m. for avalanche work

The highway will be closed until 2 p.m.

Updated: City of Revelstoke workers vote to strike

This comes a day after city council gave themselves a raise

Revelstoke councillor revokes support for raises for mayor and council

Cody Younker proposed the raises in the first place and now no longer supports them

Fashion Fridays: The basics you need for your body type

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Funding approved for conservation projects in South Okanagan and Similkameen

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen provides funds for nine projects

New U.S. LNG terminal near northwestern B.C. town proposed

AlaskCAN International LNG wants terminal just over Canadian border, but using B.C gas

Couple wonders who’s in a Cariboo photo that’s been hanging in their home for years

Charles and Lynn Dick believe the image was taken at the 70 Mile Road House

Here’s what Canada is doing to stop the coronavirus from getting in

Health officials are monitoring multiple possible cases in Canada

‘I would not go’ to China says B.C. traveller concerned about coronavirus

Alice Li said she goes to China every other year but would scrap any travel plans

Royal Canadian Legion expels B.C. member for wearing unearned military commendations

‘Stolen valour is stolen service and it’s just totally wrong’

‘Latte-sipping urbanites’ need to realize value of mining in B.C., association head says

Industry generates a total of $3.9 billion in sales of goods and service across the province

Morning Start: Chinese New Year, Year of the Metal Rat

Your morning start for Friday, Jan. 24

Most Read