The Trans-Canada Highway reopens near Tappen about 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 following fatal collision at 7 a.m. (File photo)

The Trans-Canada Highway reopens near Tappen about 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 following fatal collision at 7 a.m. (File photo)

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens following fatal collision near Tappen

Trans-Canada closed for six hours as police investigate crash site

Update 3 p.m.

Highway 1 west of Tappen reopened early Monday afternoon, Oct. 4 following a fatal crash in Tappen about 7 a.m.

Cpl. Mike Halskov with BC Highway Patrol said police are not able to release details regarding the collision, other than that the driver of one of the two vehicles involved succumbed to injuries at the scene.

He said the investigation is in its early stages and could change.

The collision occurred about two kilometres west of Tappen at Ford Road.

Drive BC reported just after 1 p.m. that the Trans-Canada Highway had been cleared, but drivers should expect delays due to congestion in the area.

Anyone with information about the collision, including any dashboard camera video, is asked to contact BC Highway Patrol in Revelstoke at 250-805-2111.

Update 9:30 a.m.

BC Highway Patrol is reporting that a fatal collision was the cause of the Highway 1 closure about 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4 near Tappen.

“Early indications are that this was a two-vehicle collision, with the driver of one vehicle succumbing to injuries at the scene,” BC Highway Patrol wrote in a news release.

Police said their investigation is in its early stages and is subject to change.

The crash is reported to have taken place about two kilometres west of Tappen at Ford Road.

Drive BC reports that detours are available eastbound from Kamloops via Highway 97 to Vernon and Highway 97A to Sicamous. Westbound traffic can take Highway 97A from Sicamous to Highway 97 northbound to Monte Creek.

BC Highway Patrol Revelstoke is in charge of the investigation with assistance from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroners Service. Investigators are working to determine the cause of this collision.

Highway 1 is expected to remain closed in both directions for several hours as police gather evidence. Traffic control personnel are on scene and rerouting traffic where possible.

Anyone with information about the collision, including any dashboard camera video, is asked to contact BC Highway Patrol in Revelstoke at 250-805-2111.

The next update from Drive BC is expected at 11:30 a.m.

Original story

A vehicle incident near Tappen has closed the Trans-Canada Highway in both directions on Monday morning, Oct. 4.

Drive BC is reporting that the incident occurred at Ford Road, two kilometres west of Tappen in the Shuswap.

Emergency vehicles are on scene and a detour is not available.

The next update will be upcoming at 8:30 a.m.

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