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Coroner urges B.C. to twin TCH

KAMLOOPS, B.C. -- A coroner is calling on the B.C. government to twin the remainder of the Trans-Canada Hwy. (TCH)...


KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A coroner is calling on the B.C. government to twin the remainder of the Trans-Canada Hwy. (TCH) through B.C. before more lives are lost.

Coroner Nancy Egely wrote a recent inquiry report that stated it’s essential to twin the remainder of the TCH to avoid deadly head-on crashes. Her report stems from an investigation into a two-vehicle crash Mar. 28 that killed two people.

Egely says she’s attended 11 fatal crashes over the last year – all of which took place along two-lane portions of the Trans-Canada between Monte Creek and Sorrento.

She points out there have been no highway deaths along the stretch of four-lane divided highway running between Monte Creek and Kamloops.

“In the interest of promoting public safety, it is believed that continuing to four-lane this major transportation route ought to be a significant priority,” Egely’s report states.


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