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Serious crash claims one life near Fort St. James…

FORT ST. JAMES, BC: A serious crash earlier Wednesday morning has claimed the life of a logging truck driver from Merritt…

Police say just after 6 AM, emergency crews responded to a report of a crash on the 100 Forest Service Road, north of Fort St. James.

Upon arrival, officers located a fully loaded logging truck down a 15-foot embankment. The crash caused the logs to trap the driver inside the cab of the truck. The male driver, a 44 year-old from Merritt, was pronounced deceased.

The investigation is ongoing and police continue to gather forensic evidence to help determine the causal factors in this crash.

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call the Fort St. James RCMP at 250-996-8269 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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