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Winnipeg man dies after being run over on Hwy 16 in Northwestern BC…

HOUSTON, BC: A Winnipeg man has died following an incident this past weekend on Highway 16 in northwestern BC…

Police say on July 16, 2022 at approximately 6:35 PM, RCMP officers came across an incident on Highway 16 between Irrigation Lake Road and Snake Nation Road, approximately 15 kilometres west of Houston, BC.

First Responders were already on scene dealing with a man in medical distress. Police learned that the man had been injured after being run over by a pickup truck. The patient, a man in his forties from Winnipeg, was transported to hospital in Smithers (about 50 kilometres west of the scene) where his condition worsened and he died a short time later.

BC Highway Patrol Terrace/Smithers has assumed conduct of this investigation with assistance from the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroners’ Service.

Investigators are seeking any witnesses to this incident, in particular the occupants of the vehicle that stopped well behind the incident around the time it occurred. That vehicle was also described as a pickup, but no other details are known at this time.

Anyone who witnessed this incident and has information that could aid the investigation, including any dashboard camera video, is asked to contact Sergeant Shawn McLaughlin at BCHP Terrace at 250-638-7438.

Released BC BC Highway Patrol.

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