Witness video shows aftermath of deadly crash (Watch)

Witness video shows aftermath of deadly crash (Watch)
Witness video shows aftermath of deadly crash (Watch)

One person is dead and more than 30 others were injured after a crash involving several vehicles on the Coquihalla Highway east of Hope, B.C.

RCMP said the collision happened just after 9:30 a.m. PT, about five kilometres north of the Highway 3 turnoff.

The highway reopened about 12 hours later, just before 10:00 p.m. PT.

Thirteen ambulances, three air ambulances and a number of patient transit buses responded to find around 34 people needing help, according to B.C. Emergency Health Services. Two people were flown to hospital in critical condition, three people were taken by ambulance to hospital in serious but stable condition.

The remaining patients who had non-life threatening injuries were cared for at the scene by paramedics and taken to a warming station in Hope, according to Emergency Health Services.


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