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UPDATE: Two-vehicle crash east of Houston claims life of one driver

Highway was closed for most of the day following collision between logging truck and another vehicle
Highway 16 was closed near Houston for most of the day due to a collision between a logging truck and a car that claimed the life of the car driver. (File photo/Houston Today)

A collision between a car and a logging truck this morning (Jan. 13) on Hwy 16 near Houston claimed the life of the driver of the vehicle.

Police said the driver of Pontiac Sunfire was pronounced dead at the scene while the truck driver received medical attention.

The highway was closed to vehicle traffic most of the day, but has now been opened to single-lane alternating traffic at McKilligan Road.

“A vehicle and logging truck have been involved in a collision and the highway is closed in both directions. It was reported at 7:24 a.m. and is 9-10 kilometers east of Houston on Highway 16,” RCMP Corporal Madonna Saunderson told Black Press Media earlier today.

Rail traffic was also temporarily disrupted as both vehicles had come to rest on the CN Rail tracks.

Drive BC was reporting slippery conditions in the area at the time of the incident.

Police and Coroners Services investigations are both ongoing.

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Eddie Huband
Multimedia Reporter
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