Crash claims life on Highway 5 in Rayleigh

One person was killed and four others injured on Highway 5 North in Rayleigh on Monday, June 9

The northbound lanes of Highway 5 North were closed for a time on Monday

The northbound lanes of Highway 5 North were closed for a time on Monday

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One person was killed and four others injured on Highway 5 North in Rayleigh on Monday, June 9, when a southbound black truck veered across the centre lane, colliding with a northbound red truck, the driver of which died at the scene.

Four people in the southbound truck were taken to Royal Inland Hospital, with a passenger in the rear seat suffering the most serious injuries.

The person killed in the northbound truck, a man, was alone in his vehicle.

Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said Monday it was too early in the investigation to determine why the black truck crossed the centre line, adding it does not appear as though alcohol was involved.

Aird said a paramedic from Surrey and a semi-truck driver acted quickly to administer first-aid to those injured in the black truck.