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Two drivers killed in Sept. 2 head-on crash on Highway 5 near McLure

One person was sent to hospital with undetermined injuries
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Bella Coola RCMP executed a search warrant shortly after midnight on Aug. 19, seizing firearms, several cartridges of ammunition and other weapons. File image

Two people were killed, and one injured, in a motor vehicle incident on Highway 5 near McLure on Sept. 2 

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, a vehicle travelling north on Highway 5 just south of the Barriere Industrial Park between Louis Creek and McLure was struck by a vehicle travelling south. The vehicle that was travelling south crossed over and hit the northbound vehicle head on, said RCMP. 

The driver in the southbound vehicle was killed, while a passenger in the vehicle was transferred to Royal Inland Hospital with undetermined injuries. The lone driver of the northbound vehicle was also killed. 

The highway remained closed for four hours in both directions, according to Cpl. Kyle Camalush, detachment commander of the Barriere RCMP. Barriere Fire Rescue and additional first responders attended the scene of the crash, which occurred immediately after the North Thompson Fall Fair parade in which they had just participated. 

The incident is still under investigation. 

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story erroneously detailed which vehicle is believed to have caused the crash.