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Single vehicle crash on Taylor Bridge claims one life…

FORT ST. JOHN, BC: One person has died following a serious single vehicle crash on the Taylor Bridge during the overnight… 

Police say the male driver of a Ford pickup truck was travelling northbound on the bridge deck when he lost control of his truck, crossed the center line, struck the guardrail, with the truck eventually landing on its roof in the southbound lane of the bridge. The driver was ejected from the truck and died on scene. He allegedly was not wearing a seat belt. 

Police have not ruled out speed as a factor in this crash and have a warning for all drivers to adhere to road conditions and wear your seat belt. The recent warm spell is not a reason to think spring conditions on local roads and highways, winter conditions remain particularly on metal bridge decks. Seatbelts save lives and motorists should use it. 

The Alaska Highway was closed for approximately 7 hours while officers conducted an investigation. 

The crash remains under investigation by Peace Regional Traffic Services. No name is being released at this time. In a recent email officers didn’t tell PJXM News how old the driver was.

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