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Serious rollover crash on Hwy 16 near Bednesti claims one life…

VANDERHOOF, BC: RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a single vehicle rollover collision that claimed a life Saturday…

Police say just before 6 PM, Vandehoof RCMP received a report of a rollover collision on Highway 16 at Hillcrest Way. The two occupants of the newer pickup truck were both ejected from the vehicle during the collision.

A northern BC woman in her 20’s was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical crews.

An Alberta woman, also in her 20’s, was transported from the scene by BC Emergency Health Services to hospital. Her injuries are considered serious.

Highway 16 was closed in both direction for several hours to allow emergency crews to investigate.

The BC Coroners Service was notified, attended the crash scene and is also conducting an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation.

Due to the privacy of the deceased under the Coroner’s Act, the woman’s identity will not be released publicly. The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service have no further information to release.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222.

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