Truck collision and fire under investigation

Kamloops City

2021-08-03 10:48 PDT

File # 2021-26596

Police are investigating after a collision on the West Trans Canada Highway caused a truck to catch fire.

On Monday Aug. 2, 2021, around 5:50 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle incident involving two tractor-trailer trucks in the westbound lanes near the 1700-block of the West Trans Canada Highway.

According to the initial investigation, a truck caught fire after it rear-ended another truck. Fire was on scene tending to the flames when police arrived. Both drivers were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The road was closed briefly, then reopened partially while police collected evidence and clean up occurred. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash cam footage capturing it, is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP and reference file 2021-26596.

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034


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