Darfield, B.C. (Google Maps)

Highway 5 reopened after head-on crash north of Barriere that killed two

The incident was 14 km south of Little Fort

UPDATE: Highway 5 is reopened.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two people have been killed in a head-on collision north of Barriere.

A passenger vehicle and a transport truck crashed into each other in the Darfield area on Highway 5 around 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. The two people in the passenger vehicle died.

Road and weather conditions are being considered as possible factors, after the recent snowfall.

The highway is closed in both directions until further notice.

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