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Vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Summit Lake claims one life…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: One person has died following a serious two vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Summit Lake early Wednesday afternoon…

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a southbound loaded logging truck had collided with a southbound SUV with two occupants, both from Vancouver Island. As a result, the driver of the SUV, a woman in her seventies, died in the collision. The passenger, a man in his thirties, was taken to hospital in critical condition. The driver of the logging truck, a man in his forties, was not injured.

Highway 97 was closed in both directions for a number of hours as police gathered evidence and made the highway safe for travel. The cause of the collision is not known at this time.

The BC Highway Patrol in Prince George is leading the investigation with assistance from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement branch, and the BC Coroners’ Service.

Anyone with information about this collision, including any dashboard camera video is asked to please contact BC Highway Patrol in Prince George at 250-649-4004 and quote file 2021-541.

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