1 dead, another in hospital after two commercial vehicles collide in McLure, B.C.

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B.C. RCMP say one driver was killed and another was brought to hospital after an early afternoon collision between two commercial vehicles on Highway 5 in McLure, B.C., north of Kamloops, on Thursday.

B.C. Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation and police say there were no initial indications of criminality as a contributing factor to the crash.

In a news release, B.C. RCMP said the collision happened at 12:11 p.m. PST and officers from the Barriere RCMP detachment, the RCMP’s collision analysis unit and B.C. Highway Patrol Officers from Kamloops all responded.

“Highway 5 is closed in both directions at this time and a time of re-opening is undetermined at this point,” read a statement sent out shortly before 4 p.m.

Later Thursday evening, DriveBC said that section of the highway was still shut down, and to keep on eye on its Twitter page for updates.