One person died in an accident on the Lougheed Highway in Mission on Wednesday night. Curtis Kreklau photo

One person died in an accident on the Lougheed Highway in Mission on Wednesday night. Curtis Kreklau photo

UPDATE: One person is dead after crash in Mission

An accident between a car and a semi-truck proved fatal Wednesday night

One person died in an accident on the Lougheed Highway in Mission on Wednesday evening.

Emergency crews responded just after 7 p.m. to the crash just west of Shook Street in the Hatzic area.

Crews arrived to find that a head-on collision had occurred between a passenger car and a semi-truck and trailer.

Both vehicles had gone off to either side of the road with debris strewn all over the highway.

A thermal imaging camera and RCMP K9 unit were utilized at the scene.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident but confirmed that a passenger in the car died.

The highway was closed for several hours while the RCMP’s Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service investigated the crash.