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Man dies after being pinned between his vehicle and a trailer in multi-vehicle crash

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One person was killed died and several others were injured on Saturday evening when a truck jackknifed on Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Sicamous, blocking all lanes of traffic.

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In a statement, the B.C. RCMP said the incident occurred at 6 p.m. β€” halfway between the two communities β€” and involved several commercial tractor-trailer units, a cube van and other motor vehicles.

β€œEarly investigation determined that a chain reaction collision started when an eastbound flat-deck tractor-trailer unit jackknifed and completely blocked all three lanes of the highway β€” one eastbound and two westbound,” the statement read.

One man died at the scene, pinned between the vehicle he was driving and the trailer of another vehicle that β€œcame to rest in front of his.”

Six people were taken to hospital by the B.C. Ambulance Service.

Highway 1 at the scene of the accident remained closed Sunday while crews worked to clear the roadway of the vehicles and debris. A detour has been established.

Anyone with information about the collision or with dash camera footage should contact Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878.

One person dead, several hurt after multi-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

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