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Update: 12-year-old killed in Rogers Pass crash

Traffic is lined up at Rogers Pass Summit while RCMP investigate a fatal accident nearby on Friday afternoon. - DriveBC
Traffic is lined up at Rogers Pass Summit while RCMP investigate a fatal accident nearby on Friday afternoon.
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A 12-year-old boy is dead and four others are in hospital with serious injuries following a two vehicle crash in Rogers Pass Friday morning.

The crash occurred on Friday, Oct. 19, at around 10:15 a.m. when a truck collided head-on with a car about three kilometres east of the Rogers Pass Summit, Revelstoke RCMP said.

A family of four was travelling in the truck, which had Saskatchewan license plates, when they struck the car. The boy, who was sitting back on scene, died at the scene. One passenger was airlifted directly to Calgary Foothills Hospital, while the other two were taken to Revelstoke before being airlifted for additional treatment.

The driver of the car was airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.

Conditions on the road were slushy and it was snowing when RCMP arrived at the scene, said Sgt. Kim Hall of the Revelstoke RCMP. It was a straight section of road, she added.

When police arrived the truck was half-way into the ditch and the car was spread across both lanes of the highway, she said.

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services was attended the scene to extricate the victims from the vehicle.

The Trans-Canada Highway was covered in snow in the Rogers Pass area on Thursday night. More than 30 centimetres of snow were reported in some high-elevation areas.

The crash closed the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions four kilometres east of the Rogers Pass Summit. It re-opened at around 3 p.m.

 

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