Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)

UPDATE: Early morning crash at Lickman Road that closed Highway 1 reported to be fatal

DriveBC said collision at Exit 116 near Chilliwack closed highway eastbound

There are unconfirmed reports that at least one person died in a head-on crash on Highway 1, west of Lickman Road in Chilliwack in the early hours of Tuesday (Dec. 29).

One of the vehicles was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes for several kilometres before the collision at approximately 4:30 a.m.

There were reports on social media that the wrong-way driver was seen in the wrong lanes as far east as Bridal Falls.

Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were on the scene investigating, and the lanes were closed for several hours.

An assessment was underway after the collision near the 116 exit, according to the Drive BC notice that went out at about 6:15 a.m. Eastbound traffic was being diverted at Yale Road.

See www.theprogress.com for updates as they become available.

READ MORE: Incident closed highway in early December

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Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Fraser Valley Traffic Services assisted by the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were investigating Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 after a head-on collision on Highway 1 in Chilliwack in the early hours. One vehicle was reportedly driving westbound in the eastbound lanes. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Highway 1 closed for collision at Lickman Road near Chilliwack at about 6:15 a.m. with next update coming at 8 a.m. (Google)

Highway 1 closed for collision at Lickman Road near Chilliwack at about 6:15 a.m. with next update coming at 8 a.m. (Google)