Four firefighters died in a road crash as they headed home from battling wildfires in British Columbia, police said Wednesday.
The pickup truck they were traveling in collided head-on with a large semi-trailer truck on the Trans-Canada highway west of Kamloops in the early hours of Tuesday morning, says Royal Canadian Mounted Police Corporal James Grandy.
All four, men in their 20s and 30s, were pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the semi-trailer managed to escape his rig, which had caught fire. He was taken to hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
"We don't really know what the cause of the crash was, but the initial indication is that the pickup truck... failed to navigate a turn in the highway and crossed over the center line and struck the oncoming semi-trailer," he said.
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