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Crash near Sicamous claims two lives

The subsequent investigation found the 73-year-old, male driver of a westbound pickup truck from Sicamous crossed the centre line colliding with an eastbound sedan driven by a 46-year-old female from Salmon Arm.

A two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 1 seven kilometers east of Sicamous has claimed two lives, according to BC Highway Patrol Sgt. Chad Badry.

"On April 6, 2021, just after 1 p.m., BC RCMP frontline members from Sicamous Detachment and RCMP Traffic Services responded to a report of a serious two vehicle head-on collision seven kilometers east of Sicamous on the Trans Canada Hwy 1," Badry said in a press release Wednesday.

"The subsequent investigation found the 73-year-old, male driver of a westbound pickup truck from Sicamous crossed the centre line colliding with an eastbound sedan driven by a 46-year-old female from Salmon Arm.

"Sadly, both drivers were deceased upon arrival of first responders. There were no other occupants of the vehicles. Road and weather conditions were not contributing factors.

"Highway 1 was closed for several hours while police completed their investigation at the scene and the vehicles and debris were removed.The BC RCMP will work cooperatively with the BC Coroner's Service who will complete their own inquiry into the cause of the deaths."

Anyone with information about the collision or with dash camera footage should contact RCMP Traffic Services out of Golden at 250-344-2221.