2 people killed in Sea-To-Sky Highway crash north of Squamish

Jan 3 2018, 7:52 pm

Two people were killed and six people injured in a crash on the Sea-To-Sky Highway between Squamish and Whistler on Tuesday night.

RCMP Const. Mike Halskov told Daily Hive police that emergency services responded to the crash at about 7:30 pm near the Cheekeye River Bridge.

They found the driver of a northbound pickup truck had crossed the centre line and hit a southbound minivan with seven people inside.

Halskov said the minivan’s driver and one of its passengers died, while another minivan passenger was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Meanwhile, the other four minivan passengers suffered non-life threatening injuries, ranging from minor to serious, said Halskov.

Halskov confirmed the driver of the pickup truck, who was travelling alone, is in serious condition in hospital.

The identities of those killed and injured in the crash have not been released, however, Halskov said he believed there were no children involved.

Police are continuing to investigate; Halskov could not confirm whether speed, impairment, or road conditions were factors in the crash.

The Sea-To-Sky Highway was closed at the time of the crash, said Halskov, but was reopened as of 2:30 am on Wednesday.

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