BC Highway Patrol – Clearwater investigating fatal collision on Highway 5

Clearwater, BC Highway Patrol

2023-12-07 08:29 PST

File # BCHP Clearwater 2023-4801

On December 2, 2023, at approximately 10:45am, Clearwater and Barriere RCMP were dispatched to a report of a collision between a commercial truck and a car on Highway # 5 northbound between Clearwater and Barriere. BC Highway Patrol – Clearwater has conduct of the investigation with engagement from Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services (BCHP – CARS), Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement, as well as Clearwater and Barriere RCMP.

Initial investigation points to the commercial vehicle entering the oncoming lane, where it struck the oncoming car. Tragically, two occupants of the car were pronounced deceased at the scene. No details regarding the occupants of the vehicles are being released at this time. Initial investigation is focusing on the driving behaviour of the commercial truck leading up to the crash.

BC Highway Patrol is asking for anyone who may have witnessed this crash, events leading up to the crash or who may have dashcam video to contact BCHP Clearwater at 250-674-2237 and refer to file number 2023-4801.

BC Highway Patrol

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Cpl. Mike Moore

Media Relations Officer
BC Highway Patrol
Office: 604 526-9744

Email: E_BCHP_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/highway-patrol

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