Vernon resident dies in highway accident

The incident occurred near Tete Jaune Cache, on Highway 16, Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

A motor vehicle accident on the Yellowhead Highway has claimed the life of a Vernon man.

Bruce Donald Sykes, 64, died when the northbound tractor trailer unit he was driving collided with a southbound SUV near Tete Jaune Cache, on Highway 16, Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

The driver of the SUV, Karmen Anne McGee, 25, of New Westminster, also died in the accident.

The B.C. Coroners Service, WorkSafeBC, Commercial Vehicle Safety and the RCMP continue to investigate.

Tete Jaune Cache is 18 kilometres north of Valemount and 101 kilometres west of Jasper.