Two vehicle crash on Highway 1 results in one fatality

Golden-Field, Collision Unit

2023-05-24 08:02 PDT

File # 2023-1073

On May 23rd, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers of Golden RCMP and BC Highway Patrol responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1, 20 km east of the Rogers Pass Visitor Centre. Member of the BC Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services (CARS), BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) attended the scene.

Initial investigation has determined that a red Jeep Cherokee, traveling east on Highway 1, failed to navigate a right-hand bend in the road. The Jeep crossed the centre line and collided with an on-coming westbound pick-up truck.

The driver and single occupant of the Jeep, a 44-year-old Golden resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the pick-up truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

RCMP is continuing the investigation.

The RCMP appreciates the public’s patience while the highway was closed for several hours. 

Released by

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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