UPDATE: Crash claims Chilliwack woman on Highway 1

Chilliwack RCMP are looking for witnesses after pickup truck travelling in the wrong lane collides with semi.

A 48-year-old Chilliwack woman is dead after the pick up truck she was driving plowed head-on into a semi-truck on Highway 1 late Tuesday night.

Police say the woman had been driving westbound in the eastbound lane when the collision occurred near Annis Road.

They had received an earlier report that the vehicle – a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado – was in the wrong lane. ”Unfortunately, before police could intercept the pick-up truck, it collided head-on with a semi-truck traveling eastbound,” said Cpl.

Ronda McEwen, spokesperson for BC RCMP Traffic Services.

The Chilliwack woman, who was the driver and lone occupant of the pick-up truck, died at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

At the time of the collision, visibility was reduced due to rain.

Although the initial investigation indicates error on the part of the pick-up truck driver, said McEwen, other contributing factors are still being considered. The Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Service and the BC Coroner’s Service were called to the scene and are assisting with the investigation.

Highway 1 eastbound lanes were closed for several hours throughout the night; all lanes were re-opened after 9 a.m.

“Our investigation is on-going and any witnesses who have not already spoken with police are asked to contact Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039,” said Cpl. McEwen.

Note: An earlier version of the story indicated the driver was a male.

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