Chilliwack man killed in Fraser Canyon crash

A Chilliwack man died Monday in a Highway 1 head-on collision in the Fraser Canyon.

Mounties say the crash occurred as the 78-year-old man drove south on Highway 1 approaching the Ferrabee Tunnel, just south of Hell's Gate.

Police say the man lost control of the van he was driving and was hit by a northbound semi truck. The truck driver attempted to avoid the van and hit the cement retainers on the side of the road.

The collision between the two vehicle caused what Mounties called "catastrophic damage" to the van. The Chilliwack man was dead at the scene while the truck driver was taken to Fraser Canyon Hospital. Mounties say weather may have been a factor in the crash.

? Any witnesses are asked to contact Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.

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