One dead following logging truck crash north of Fort St. James

A 44-year-old Merritt man is dead after the logging truck he was driving went off an embankment on the 100 Forest Service Road north of Fort St. James Wednesday.

RCMP and emergency services personnel were called out just after 6 a.m.

Police discovered that a loaded logging truck had gone off the road and down a 15-foot embankment. The crash caused the logs to shift into the cab, trapping the driver. The driver, and lone occupant, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and police continue to gather forensic evidence to help determine the causal factors in this crash

Anyone with information on this matter is asked to call the Fort St James RCMP at 250 996-8269 or Crime Stoppers at 1 877 222-8477.