Three people have died and two others are critically injured after a fiery crash along Highway 5 near Clearwater on Wednesday (March 1).
The crash, which involved two trucks and a SUV, happened at 10:56 a.m., police said in a news release Thursday.
“The initial investigation determined that a southbound Ford F150 pickup truck from Alberta crossed over the centre line and side-swiped a Ford F550 truck hauling a trailer before colliding head on with a Ford Escape,” police said.
Two of the people who died were recent refugee immigrants.
Highway 5 between Round Top Road and Petrol Road was closed for several hours as police investigated.
Road conditions were not a factor and the driver of the Ford F150 is cooperating, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this collision, including anyone with dashboard camera video of pre-collision driving, is asked to contact BC Highway Patrol Kamloops at 250-828-3111.