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Fatal crash on Hwy 16 near Telkwa claims one life…

SMITHERS, BC: A commercial truck driver has died following a single vehicle crash on October 31…

Police say at approximately 6:30 PM, Smithers RCMP responded to the crash located near Cocks Road on Hwy 16, approximately 15 km east of Telkwa on Hwy 16 West.

Upon arrival to the scene, RCMP located a commercial vehicle laying on its side in the ditch. The driver, a 76 year-old, was pronounced dead on scene.

Investigators from the North District say the driver was travelling eastbound on Hwy 16 when the truck went to the right and off road, possibly flipping over and landing on its side.

Anyone who witnessed the crash and haven’t yet spoken to investigators or who may possess related dash camera footage or photos, are asked to contact the Smithers RCMP Detachment at 250-847-3233.

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