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UPDATE: Accident closes Highway 16 near Purden Lake

One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 16 near Purden Lake Friday.

Prince George RCMP say the accident happened just after 10 a.m. and involved a tractor-trailer unit and a vehicle.  The adult male driver of the vehicle was confirmed deceased at the scene.  The BC Coroner Service and an RCMP collision re-constructionist has been called to the scene.

The highway is expected to be closed for several hours while officers investigate and the road is cleared.

This investigation is the beginning stages.

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