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Fatal crash in Blue River claims the lives of two people

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 5 near the Six Mile Bridge in Blue River has claimed a pair of lives.

Just after 2 pm yesterday (Wednesday), police determined a northbound sedan with two people inside entered the other lane and made contact with the trailer of a wide-load and then head-on with the pilot truck that was following.

According to the RCMP and BC Highway Patrol, a man in his seventies, as well as a male in his twenties, died from the crash.

The driver of the pilot truck, a woman in her forties, was taken to hospital by Air Ambulance for treatment of significant injuries.

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The cause of the incident is not criminal in nature, but evidence suggests the driver of the sedan may have suffered from a medical emergency prior to the crash.

Highway 5 was closed for four hours but has since re-opened.

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