Two people have died following a multi vehicle collision on the Sea to Sky highway on January 2nd.

It occurred at around 7:30 pm at the Cheekeye River Bridge, north of Squamish, and saw the highway close in both directions for approximately 7 hours.

Six ambulances, two helicopters and twenty paramedics responded to the incident. Staff Sargent Mike Ingles with the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Traffic Services told Mountain FM’s sister station News 1130 that two vehicles were involved, and said it was very likely a head on crash.

Six other people are being treated in area hospitals, four of which are in critical condition, two in serious condition. Investigators are still working on determining possible causes of the collision.

Whistler Transit is asking the public to have some patience with their workforce today as they say many of their team have lost friends or family connected to the collision. The transportation service says some of their drivers where on the scene on Tuesday night assisting. They are experiencing minor delays today but aim to get back on track with their schedule shortly. Drivers have volunteered to stay later in order to cover shifts.


Filed under: Collision, Highway 99, RCMP, Sea to Sky Highway, Squamish, Whistler