Traffic controllers deal with a jam at the Trans-Canada Highway at Victoria Road in Revelstoke following a fatal collision west of Revelstoke on the morning of July 7.

Update: Victim of Trans-Canada crash identified

Shiloh Critchfield, 34, of Revelstoke, died in a Sunday morning crash on the Trans-Canada Highway eight kilometres west of Revelstoke.

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified the victim of a fatal car crash  Sunday morning crash on the Trans-Canada Highway 10 kilometres west of Revelstoke.

Ki Shiloh Critchfield, 34, of Revelstoke was the sole occupant of a westbound passenger vehicle that struck an eastbound tractor-trailer truck at about 8:10 a.m. on July 7.

RCMP believe the victim died instantly in the impact. The driver of the transport truck was not injured.

The incident occurred on a three-lane section of the highway, with two westbound lanes and one eastbound.

Critchfield was in the westbound passing lane when his vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane and struck the transport truck.

RCMP continue to investigate and are releasing little information at this point.

Revelstoke RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Thomas Blakney said a witness reported the tractor-trailer was being operated in a safe manner when the incident occurred.

RCMP Southeast Traffic Services and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the incident. They are exploring all possible contributing factors.

Critchfield’s family has been notified of his death and have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

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Correction: In a July 9 media release, the BC Coroners Service initially identified the victim by his middle name and omitted his first name, Ki.

 

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