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Woman killed in single-vehicle accident near Vanderhoof

One woman is dead and another woman seriously injured following a single-vehicle accident just before 6 p.m. Saturday on Highway 16 at Hillcrest Way near Vanderhoof.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating. RCMP say the deceased woman is from northern B.C. while the injured woman is from Alberta. The two occupants of the newer pickup truck, both in their early 20s, were both ejected from the vehicle during the collision.

Highway 16 was closed in both directions for several hours to allow emergency crews to fully examine and safely clear the crash scene.

The BC Coroners Service was notified, attended the crash scene and is also conducting an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation. Due to the privacy of the deceased under the Coroner’s Act, the woman’s identity will not be released publicly. The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service have no further information to release.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to call the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222.

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