It was chaos on the Coqhuihalla Highway yesterday afternoon and well into the night after several vehicles were involved in separate crashes south of Merritt.
One person died and at least nine others were taken to hospitals in Merritt and Kamloops.
Police were first called to a single vehicle crash.
When the driver and lone occupant got out, her vehicle was struck by a northbound Jeep and the woman was killed.
After police arrived to secure the scene a police cruiser was then rear ended by another north bound vehicle.
As a result of that crash, at least four other vehicles were involved in secondary collisions.
Police say the roads were slush covered because of a sudden a snow fall in the area at the time.
The RCMP would like to remind motorists, although it is April sudden weather changes can occur in British Columbia’s mountain passes.
It is still recommended if you are traveling through the interior of British Columbia this time of year make sure you have good winter tires, adjust your speed to the conditions of the road and expect the unexpected.