Trans-Canada closed west of Revelstoke due to fatal MVI
Aaron Orlando - Revelstoke Times Review
The Trans-Canada Highway was closed between Revelstoke and Craigellachie at about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 following an MVI about 30 kilometres west of Revelstoke.
According to unconfirmed social media reports and emergency services communications, the incident involved a large transport truck striking a smaller vehicle that was oncoming or pulling onto the highway.
Unconfirmed reports indicate the male driver of the smaller vehicle died in the collision or ensuing fire. Responders could be heard notifying the coroner of the incident.
Early reports indicate both vehicles were consumed by fire.
The Times Review is following up with police sources and will update this story when more information becomes available.
Drive BC is not forecasting an opening time yet. Here is a link to the Drive BC incident page. Drive BC is scheduled to provide an update at 8 p.m.
Fatal MVIs often involve lengthy closures for several hours or more as investigators work the scene of the incident, often calling in specialists to analyse the scene.
RCMP confirm fatality; Drive BC estimates re-opening between midnight–3 a.m.
Update, Nov. 8, 8:45 p.m.
A Revelstoke RCMP contact has now confirmed the incident involved a fatality.
Drive BC is now forecasting the highway will re-open sometime between midnight and 3 a.m., but are expressing low confidence in this projection, meaning there is likely a great deal of variability in the estimate. Drive BC is set to provide another update at 10 p.m.