A motorhome damaged in a collision on Hwy 16 in Smithers that has the road closed in both directions. (submitted photo)

1 dead in crash between motorhome and car on Hwy 16 in Smithers

Update: Highway 16 re-opened to traffic in both directions Collision closes Hwy 16

The RCMP have confirmed that one person is deceased following a collision on Hwy 16 near 19th Ave. in Smithers this morning (Oct. 20).

At approximately 11 a.m. this morning a motorhome collided with another vehicle sending that vehicle into the ditch near Canadian Tire. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said no further information on the fatality is available at this time.

The highway is currently closed between Tatlow Road and Alberta St. in both directions as an investigation is ongoing.

Traffic is being diverted via Tatlow Road and Railway Avenue as first responders continue to work at the scene.

10:15 p.m. Highway 16 has been re-opened to traffic in both directions.

The RCMP have not issued any further information regarding the collision.