A woman is dead following a four-vehicle crash on Highway 16 near Shanley Road, approximately 10 kilometres east of Vanderhoof.
The accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m.
Vanderhoof police say that an eastbound Ford SUV crossed the centreline and collided head-on with a westbound loaded fuel tanker truck and two other vehicles following behind the tanker truck. The female driver of the Ford SUV was deceased at the scene. The occupants of the other vehicles involved only suffered minor injuries. Fortunately, there was no fuel spillage from the tanker truck. The road surface was slippery and foggy at the time of the collision and the temperature was below freezing.
Prince George Regional Traffic Services (Vanderhoof), the BC Coroners’ Service, Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement branch and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service continue to investigate the cause of this collision. The highway was closed until approximately 5 a.m. (January 15) and is now open to traffic.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Prince George Regional Traffic Services (Vanderhoof) at 250-567-2222 and quote file 2019-134.
Police would like to remind motorists to drive according to the road and weather conditions, which may mean traveling below the posted speed limit.