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Fatal crash on Highway 16 claims two lives

Two people are dead after the car they are travelling in collided with loaded logging truck on Highway 16 near Vanderhoof Wednesday.

The accident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 16 and Guest Road, east of Vanderhoof.

Once on scene, RCMP discovered that a Chev Cavalier travelling west on Highway 16 crossed the centre line and struck a loaded logging truck on the driver’s side fuel tank. The two people in the car were deceased at the scene. The driver of the logging truck was taken to hospital and treated for injuries that have been described as non-life threatening. The driver has since been released from hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and contributing factors have yet to be determined. Initial information received from witnesses indicated that car may have lost control prior to colliding with the logging truck.

Names of those involved will not be released at this time. The RCMP continue their investigation and ask that anyone who may have information on this crash to call the North District Traffic Services at 250 649-4004.



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