Icy roads a factor in fatal collision involving semi and pickup

Hwy 19 closed between Cumberland interchange and Cook Creek

  • Jan. 19, 2015 1:00 p.m.
A semi trailer and a pickup truck collided during a fatal incident along the Island Highway near the Trent River crossing early Monday morning.

A semi trailer and a pickup truck collided during a fatal incident along the Island Highway near the Trent River crossing early Monday morning.

Erin Haluschak

Record Staff

Icy road conditions on the Inland Island Highway led to a fatal crash Monday morning as a semi trailer and a pickup truck collided near the Trent River crossing.

Highway 19 from the Cumberland interchange to Cook Creek was closed in both directions as investigators and a coroner examined the scene and the pickup, located in the ditch.

Crews also cleaned a diesel spill along the highway.

Reports from the scene indicate the driver of the semi trailer appeared to be alert.

Prior to the crash, there were three accidents within a short period of time along the highway.

There were also numerous vehicles reported in the ditch alongside the highway.

In addition to the road conditions, DriveBC reported fog patches from Cook Creek Road to south of Campbell River earlier in the morning.

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