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Highway 1 crash results in one death

A two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 has claimed the life of a Golden resident.

Police were called out to the crash about 20 km east of the Rogers Pass Visitor Centre at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police believe a red Jeep Cherokee, travelling east on Highway 1, didn’t make a right-hand bend in the road and collided with an oncoming westbound pick-up truck.

The driver of the Jeep, a 44-year-old Golden resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pick-up sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are continuing to investigate.

The highway was closed for several hours.

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