The driver of a tanker truck has died after his truck hit a vehicle that was parked on the side of the Alaska Highway in South Taylor Sunday.
Dawson Creek RCMP were called out just before 7 a.m. Officers attended and found two vehicles involved, one of which was a tanker truck hauling crude oil which had become engulfed in flames.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the tanker truck was traveling north on the Alaska Highway and struck an unoccupied vehicle which had been left parked; or abandoned, on the side of the highway. The tanker truck rolled over into the ditch as a result of the impact and immediately became engulfed in flames. Unfortunately, the driver did not survive.
Dawson Creek RCMP have; thus far, been unable to make contact with the family of the involved driver. The incident remains under investigation.
Dawson Creek RCMP are seeking witnesses to the event and are also looking to speak with any drivers that may have noticed the pickup truck parked on the side of the road, prior to the crash. If you have information which may assist the investigation, please call (250)784-3700 and speak to the lead investigator Const Sam Bratina.