Fatal truck collision closes highway

One person was killed Monday morning when two commercial trucks collided on Highway 97 near the Dunkley Lumber sawmill, Quesnel RCMP said.

RCMP were called to the scene at 8:19 a.m. and are investigating what was described as a head-on collision between a truck hauling lumber and a truck hauling chips.

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"The highway has been closed in both directions as police investigate the crash," RCMP said. "At this time a detour has not been established."

The stretch was reopened to single-lane alternating traffic at 4 p.m., according to an update from DriveBC.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated it was a collision between two logging trucks. RCMP have since clarified that it was, in fact, a chip truck and a lumber truck.

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