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Serious crash in Dawson Creek claims one life…

DAWSON CREEK, BC: One person has died and two others were sent to hospital following a vehicle crash in the traffic circle in Dawson Creek last week…

Police say on April 1, 2022 at 3:47 PM, RCMP received multiple reports of a serious crash involving two vehicles at the round-about located at the intersection of Alaska Avenue and 8th Street in Dawson Creek.

Police, firefighters and paramedics attended the scene and located a taxi (Ford Escape) and a Ford F150 pickup truck, both severely damaged indicating a high speed impact.

Police interviewed multiple witnesses and reviewed video surveillance of the area leading up to the accident which indicate a 2022 black Ford F150 XLT pickup was driving westbound on Highway 49 toward the round-about at a high rate of speed. The Ford F150 is believed to have lost control as it struck a lamppost and was viewed to be driving on the railway tracks for a period of time. The Ford F150 cut across the round-about and impacted the driver side of the taxi which was travelling southbound and about to enter the roundabout.

The 60 year-old male driver of the taxi was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision, while the 44 year-old female passenger of the taxi received serious but non-life threatening injuries. The 54 year-old female driver of the Ford F150 pickup was also transported to the local hospital with serious injuries.

Police investigation and clean up of the scene lasted several hours into the evening of April 1 and morning of April 2. The investigation is ongoing.

The Dawson Creek RCMP would like to thank the community members and witnesses who aided in the investigation and encourage anyone who witnessed the crash and have not yet spoken with the police or those that may have dash camera footage of the involved black F150 to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP.

Released by Dawson Creek RCMP with edits by PJXM News to reflect that a car crash is not an “Accident” when someone has been seriously injured or killed.

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