Early on Sunday morning, two semi-trucks collided fatally 35 kilometres east of Golden, killing two individuals.
The Golden-Field RCMP and BC Highway Patrol responded to multi-vehicle crash on Highway 1 near the Yoho National Park west gate at approximately 6:50 a.m.
When the RCMP arrived, it was discovered that both semi-trucks’ occupants were dead
Although the investigation is still underway, Golden-Field RCMP Const. Kat Robinson stated that it appears that one of the trucks went into oncoming traffic and collided head-on.
Jagsir Singh Gill, 28, a young man from the village of Gholia Khurd, has been named as one of the deceased. As one of the trucks drove into the oncoming lane, resulting in flipping of his truck, and both of the vehicles caught fire.
Driver of a truck and trailer, Jagsir Singh Gill, was 31 years old. He resided in Calgary with his wife and two kids.
According to Gill’s father, Kulwant Singh, his body was only slightly burned, and he eventually passed away from his injuries.
The driver of the other truck is yet to be identified. The investigation is now being handled by the BC Coroner Service.
One of the semi-trucks, which was carrying animals, was shown engulfed in flames in a social media post.