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One dead following accident near Willow River

UPDATE: Prince George RCMP are confirming there is one person deceased as a result of this morning’s motor vehicle incident on Highway 16 E near the Willow River rest area.

The highway will remain closed in both directions while emergency crews complete their investigation. Drivers are urged to check with DriveBC for highway updates before traveling eastbound today.
There will be no further updates.


Prince George RCMP are currently at the scene of a motor vehicle incident between a motorcycle and a semi-trailer truck on Highway 16 E near the Willow River rest area.

“Police are advising that the highway will be shut down in both directions for an unknown period of time. We are currently working to determine if there are any detours in the area. Drivers are advised to check with DriveBC before heading out today,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

Updates will be made as they come available.

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