Hwy 1 car/truck collision claims life near Lytton

Deadly head-on collision north of Lytton on Sept. 7.

  • Sep. 12, 2012 12:00 p.m.

A head on collision 2 km north of the Nicomen River on Hwy 1 has left a Lower Mainland resident dead and three people injured.

Lytton RCMP and Central Interior Traffic Services attended the crash on Sept. 7 at approximately 3:30 pm. The two vehicles involved were a tractor-trailer delivering groceries to Williams Lake and a Honda Civic heading to the Lower Mainland.

While travelling back home from Ashcroft, the driver of the Civic lost control of his vehicle in a curve and hit the gravel shoulder. The car then hit a cement barricade, overturned and collided with the tractor trailer head on.

One passenger in the Civic was pronounced dead at the scene, another passenger was air lifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops with serious injuries, while the driver was transported to Lytton hospital with minor inuries. The driver of the tractor-trailer was also transported to the Lytton hospital with minor injuries.

Sped and/or driver’s inattention are not being ruled out at this point and the investigation continues with the assistance of the traffic analyst from Kelowna. Alcohol was not a factor in the incident. The name of the deceased has not been released.