Family of three, including infant, killed in collision with semi-truck on BC highway

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A family of three, including an infant, are dead following a collision with a semi-truck in Agassiz, British Columbia.

Police were called to a serious motor vehicle incident on the 8100 block of Lougheed Highway around 3:30am on July 9th. A vehicle and tractor trailer collided head-on, causing the highway to be shut down for a lengthy period of time.

The vehicle involved in the accident was carrying a family of three. The two adults in the vehicle were pronounced deceased on scene.

“The third, an infant, was airlifted to hospital, where they passed away a few hours later, despite the heroic efforts of first responders and hospital staff,” said police in a release.

The driver of tractor trailer did not suffer any injuries.

Alcohol or drugs are not suspected as a cause. The Agassiz RCMP is working with the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) to determine the cause of this fatal accident.

“I would like to thank my officers and all the first responders who attended this tragic incident for their hard work and dedication to serving the victims and their families. We are working on supporting all those who were affected from this crash and loss of an entire family. I have engaged the mental health supports for all of those involved,” said Sgt. Andy Lot Agassiz RCMP Detachment Commander.

Anyone with information or dash cam footage is asked to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211.

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