Update: One dead after crash in near Rogers Pass

One person is dead after a semi-truck rear-ended a van on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke on Saturday.

One person died after a crash in Glacier National Park Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened on Feb. 23 at around 1:30 p.m. when a westbound van heading down a moderate grade was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer about 60 kilometres west of Golden, RCMP said in a news release.

“The impact caused the van to cross over the double solid line where it sideswiped an eastbound tractor-trailer unit,” said Cpl. J.B. Watson of the RCMP’s  Trans-Canada East Traffic Services.

The driver of the van was unable to exit his door due to the impact, but he was able to get out on the passenger side. He was taken to Golden General Hospital and later airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital, where he was left in stable condition.

The passenger, who was in the back seat, died at the scene.

RCMP said road conditions were wet and slushy, which may have contributed to the crash.

The crash closed the highway until about 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening.

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating the crash.

 

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