Coquihalla closed northbound between Hope and Merritt after crash

Coquihalla closed northbound between Hope and Merritt after crash

The incident seems to have occurred near Larson Hill, about 35 kilometre south of Merritt, but the DriveBC highway cam for the area is now out-of-service.

There is no detour available and no estimated time of opening.

According to Drive BC, Highway 5 is closed northbound from Hope to Merritt.

Southbound traffic is reportedly down to a single lane at Kingsvale.

RCMP says the collision occurred just after 12:30 p.m. PT near Larsen Hill, about 30 kilometres south of Merritt.

Patients are being treated on scene.

Police say a second person is in critical condition and has been transported by air ambulance.

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