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Fifty-year-old man dead following single vehicle crash near Smithers


A 50-year-old man is dead following a single-vehicle accident north of Smithers Friday.

Smithers RCMP were called to the scene on a logging road north of Smithers at about 5:10 a.m..

On scene police discovered that a 2005 Dodge pickup, travelling north, left the road way and rolled near the 34-kilometre mark on Babine Lake Road. The driver and only occupant was ejected from the truck. The man was taken to hospital but later succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash.

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating and early findings suggest that the gravel road was icy. Anyone with information on this collision is asked to call the Smithers RCMP at 250 847-3233.

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