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Criminal charges considered against driver involved in four-vehicle collision

Revelstoke RCMP Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky was forced into traffic control duty after a four-vehicle collision closed the Trans-Canada Highway in Revelstoke on Tuesday. - Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review
Revelstoke RCMP Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky was forced into traffic control duty after a four-vehicle collision closed the Trans-Canada Highway in Revelstoke on Tuesday.
— image credit: Alex Cooper/Revelstoke Times Review

Criminal charges are being considered against a driver that was involved in a four-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway on Tuesday.

The crash occurred on the Trans-Canada Highway on the Eagle River Bridge 32 kilometres west of Revelstoke at around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky of the Revelstoke RCMP said the incident started when traffic slowed behind a vehicle that was turning left into the Enchanted Forest tourist attraction.

That spurred a series of collisions caused when westbound Dodge pick-up truck crashed into a westbound Honda CRV that has slowed down, knocking it off the road. The Dodge then crashed into an eastbound Honda Acura. Finally, an eastbound Ford F150 struck the Acura from behind.

RCMP, Revelstoke Highway Rescue, BC Ambulance, HMC Services, Ministry of Transport, and tow trucks all attended the scene.

Four people were injured in the crash. Two were brought to hospital in Revelstoke and two to Salmon Arm.

The 55-year-old driver of the Dodge was charged with speeding and following too closely, and criminal charges are also being considered, said Grabinsky.

The crash closed the Trans-Canada Highway for almost five hours, causing traffic chaos in Revelstoke as vehicles were diverted off the highway.

 

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