A two-vehicle collision on Highway 16 has claimed the lives of both drivers.

On Wednesday, March 16th, just after 8:00 am, RCMP received a report of a serious collision between a commercial transport truck and an SUV approximately 4 km east of the Tete Jaune Junction on Highway 16. RCMP says both drivers were deceased at the scene when they arrived. There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

Highway 16 was closed for most of the day as RCMP investigated, finally reopening to single lane alternating traffic around supper time. The cause of the collision has not yet been released.

Barb McLintock, spokesperson for the BC Coroners Service, says they aren’t yet releasing the names or residences of the two victims, but confirmed neither was from the Valemount-McBride area.