RCMP investigating double fatal collision on Hwy 5


2017-10-03 15:58 PDT

File # 2017-14463

The Clearwater RCMP and RCMP Central Interior Traffic Services are investigating a double fatal collision involving two vehicles, which occurred early Tuesday on Hwy 5, north of Clearwater BC.

On Tuesday October 3, 2017 at approximately 8:00 am, the Clearwater RCMP and the RCMP Central Interior Traffic Services attended to a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 5, North of Blue River and to the South of the Thunder River Bridge, involving two vehicles.  Two occupants of one of the vehicles died as result of the collision. 

On attendance, RCMP investigators were able to determine that a northbound Dodge Caravan had crossed the centerline of the undivided highway and had collided with a southbound chartered/private tour bus. It has been confirmed that the two occupants of the BC registered minivan, the male driver in his 60s and a female passenger in her 40s were pronounced deceased at the scene. One individual in the bus received minor injuries.

RCMP Traffic Services investigators and the BC Coroner Services continue to investigate the collision and deaths.   

As of 4:00 pm, Hwy 5 remains closed for scene examination and investigation. Please check DriveBC for detour and road closure update information.


Released by

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
South East District
1168 Main Street, Penticton B.C. V2A-5E8
Office: 250-770-4754
Cell: 250-863-7433
Fax: 250-492-4851

Email: dan.moskaluk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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