Just minutes after the lineup was cleared

Second crash closes Highway 1 at Hope

A 50-year-old Calgary trucker was killed in a crash on the south side of Emory Creek Bridge between Hope and Yale, Monday evening, Feb. 21.

  • Feb. 22, 2011 10:00 a.m.

A 50-year-old Calgary trucker was killed in a crash on the south side of Emory Creek Bridge between Hope and Yale, Monday evening, Feb. 21.

A southbound lumber truck, driven by a 30-year-old Abbotsford man, had just cleared the bridge, when the driver lost control in a curve, crossed over the centre line, and collided head-on with a northbound transport truck loaded in hamburger.

The driver of the second truck was a 55-year-old Surrey man. Both drivers were taken to Fraser Canyon hospital with serious injuries. The passenger, a relief driver in the second transport truck, was killed in the crash.

A third transport truck driver, also hauling lumber, was unable to avoid the two wrecks strewn across both lanes of the highway and plowed into the trailer of the second truck.

Road conditions at the time of the crash were slippery due to the heavy snowfall.

Highway 1 was closed overnight, and was expected reopened to single lane alternating traffic at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22.

Within minutes of the highway being opened at the bottom of Lake of the Woods Hill at Hope, and the line-up of transport trucks cleared, the highway had to be closed for a second time.

Just four kilometres north of the closure gate on American Creek Hill, a transport truck collided with a snowplow. Two other trucks and several private vehicles were also involved in the chain-reaction crash. No serious injuries were reported.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision of crash at the Emory Creek Bridge to call lead investigator, Cst. Steve Small, of Fraser Valley Traffic Services, at 604-702-4039.

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Chilliwack Terry Fox Run in the rain

Wet weather didn’t dampen spirits or enthusiasm for the annual cancer fundraiser

Chilliwack’s Belle Voci brings three-day a cappella festival to Fraser Valley

Singers will learn from two of Lower Mainland’s best music leaders at Belle Voci A Cappella Festival

Man charged with stealing Chief Dan George sculpture from Abbotsford school

Piece turned up in Mission pawn shop after Chilliwack artist noticed it missing this summer

New real-time location technology coming soon to Fraser Valley buses

Waiting riders will be able to see location of their bus using their phones

Seven Days in Chilliwack

A list of community events happening in Chilliwack from Sept. 16 to 22

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

Guilty plea in Lower Mainland break-and-enter spree

Gordon Vincent Gladstone, 42, was charged with 12 counts relating to a dozen incidents in late 2018

Vancouver police officer hit with bear spray mid-arrest

Officer had been trying to arrest a woman wanted province-wide

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

B.C. communities urged to improve access for disabled people

One in four B.C. residents has disability, most want to work

Sikh millworker lodges human rights complaint against Interfor, again

Mander Sohal, fired from Delta’s Acorn Mill, alleges discrimination based on religion and disability

Most Read