Police had Highway 19A blocked off earlier this evening due to an accident in the McGimpsey Road area just south of Campbell River. Photo by Christopher Buckland

Person killed in head-on crash near Campbell River

Accident happened in the McGimpsey Road area

One person died in a head-on crash near Campbell River today, Jan. 28.

A person had to be cut out of a vehicle by Campbell River firefighters after the accident, which happened in the McGimpsey Road area just south of the city.

Highway 19A was closed in both directions, from 15 kilometres north of Hamm Road to 15 km south of Campbell River. Just before 6 p.m., Drive B.C. reported that the road had been re-opened.

RCMP are expected to provide an update on Monday.

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