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Four die after truck collides with semi-trailer in Slocan Valley

The accident occurred Friday evening near Hills
Four people died July 5 after a vehicle crash near Hills, B.C.

Four people from Nelson died after their passenger truck collided with a semi-trailer Friday evening near Hills.

RCMP say they believe the truck crossed the centre line into the path of the semi at approximately 5:50 p.m. The driver of the semi attempted to avoid the collision, but police say their attached trailer hit a ditch, flipped the semi over and hit the passenger truck.

All four occupants of the passenger truck were killed, while the driver of the semi suffered minor injuries after being rescued by witnesses.

The semi-trailer was destroyed by fire. It had been carrying a 100,000-pound load of timber, which scattered across the highway and blocked both lanes.

“RCMP offer their condolences to the family and thank the witnesses for their assistance at the scene," said BC RCMP spokesperson Corp. James Grandy in a statement.

Slocan Lake RCMP and BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the accident.

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