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Fatal crash on Hwy 16 claims one life…

VANDERHOOF, BC: Police continue to investigate a serious crash that claimed the life of a Lower Mainland driver Monday night…

Police say on February 22, 2021 at approximately 5:30 PM, Fraser Lake RCMP, Vanderhoof RCMP and Emergency Services attended a fatal collision on Highway 16, near the Dry William Lake rest stop, east of Fraser Lake, BC.

Long line of traffic Monday night as Highway 16 was closed for hours following a serious crash. – DriveBC.ca

Upon arrival, investigators learned that a westbound pickup truck was passing a logging truck using the passing lane but ran out of room, causing the pickup truck to enter into the oncoming lane where it collided head-on with an eastbound passenger car.

The lone drivers of each vehicle were transported to hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the passenger car, a man in his forties from the Lower Mainland, subsequently died from his injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, a 20 year-old man from Alberta remains in hospital.

Prince George Regional Traffic Services (PGRTS) in Prince George has assumed conduct of this investigation and would like to speak with the driver of the empty, westbound logging truck which had stopped, but departed the scene before police could speak with the driver.

Anyone with information about this collision, including any dashboard camera video, is asked to contact PGRTS in Prince George at 250-649-4004

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