Car crash on Hwy. 16 claims two lives

Car crash on Hwy. 16 claims two lives

A car crossed the centre line and struck a loaded logging truck

Two people have died after a car they were travelling in collided with a logging truck on Hwy. 16 near Guest Road, east of Vanderhoof.

Vanderhoof RCMP and North District Traffic Services were called to the scene of the collision on Aug. 9, 2017, at 5:46 p.m. Once on scene, RCMP discovered that a Chevrolet Cavalier travelling west on Hwy. 16 crossed the centre line and struck a loaded logging truck on the driver’s side fuel tank.

The two people in the car were deceased at the scene. The driver of the logging truck was taken to hospital and treated for injuries that have been described as non-life threatening. The driver has since been released from hospital.

The investigation is ongoing and contributing factors have yet to be determined. According to the RCMP, initial information received from witnesses indicated that the car may have lost control prior to colliding with the logging truck.

Names of those involved are not being released at this time.

The RCMP continue their investigation and ask that anyone who may have information on this crash to call the North District Traffic Services at 250-649-4004.