Accident claims three lives

RCMP and the B.C Coroners Service continue to investigate a two vehicle collision that resulted in the death of three occupants.

  • Thu Dec 22nd, 2011 6:00pm
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Sgt. Mike Pears

Trans Canada East Traffic Services

RCMP and the B.C Coroners Service continue to investigate a two vehicle collision that resulted in the death of three occupants of one vehicle.

The collision was originally reported at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 21. The collision scene was located on the Trans Canada Highway approximately six kilometres west of the Rogers Pass Summit.

The collision involved two vehicles, a 2003 Suzuki SUV and a commercial tractor trailer unit. The investigation revealed the Suzuki was westbound on a straight stretch of roadway when the vehicle for unknown reason crossed into the eastbound lane and was impacted by the eastbound commercial tractor trailer unit. The impact of the collision was so severe that all three female occupants of the vehicle were deceased immediately.

The next of kin notifications have been completed. At the request of the family the names of the deceased will not be released by the RCMP.

The RCMP can confirm the three deceased are the 36-year-old mother and her six and four-year-old daughters who were traveling from Calgary to their home in Burnaby. The driver of the commercial vehicle was not injured in the crash and is from the Lower Mainland area of B.C.. The Trucking company is out of Langley.

The investigation into this collision is ongoing and there is no other information available at this time.

The RCMP are requesting that anyone who may have witnessed this collision and have not spoken with Police to contact the Trans Canada East Traffic Services Unit in Revelstoke at 250-837-5255.