A man and a nine-year-old boy were killed in a three-vehicle crash 20 kilometres north of Williams Lake Monday.
The accident occurred at about 3 p.m..
Williams Lake RCMP say a southbound pickup truck with a lone driver crossed the centre line and collided with a northbound Toyota with five occupants and then sideswiped another vehicle that was following the Toyota.
The driver of the Toyota and a nine-year-old child sitting in the back seat died as a result of this collision. The other three occupants of the Toyota, an adult and two children were taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
The lone driver of the side-swiped vehicle received minor injuries.
The driver of the south bound pickup was extricated from his vehicle and transported to hospital.
Police have not released the names, however a Go Fund Me page has been set up for the Shreve-Hein family:
On Monday September 24th the Shreve-Hein family were in a horrific life altering automobile accident just outside of Williams Lake BC. The family have suffered the loss of their youngest son, 9 year old Masen, as well as their father & husband Cody. No words can express the devastation to this young family. Leanna is left to raise their other young sons Dayln & Aaron as well as deal with this traumatic event that has changed their lives forever. We are starting a go fund me account to offer support to this family as they make steps to move forward with their lives. The family would like to thank all of you for the love and support that has been offered during this difficult time.
The Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Traffic Services (Williams Lake) have assumed conduct of this investigation with assistance from the North District Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, the BC Coroners’ Service and Work Safe BC.
At this early stage in the investigation, impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision. Anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services in Williams Lake at 250-392-6211.