Houston RCMP say foggy and icy conditions played a factor in a crash west of Houston that killed a Prince Rupert couple in an SUV. Police say a pickup travelling east toward Houston was unable to avoid the collision as the SUV lost control on the icy road and spun into the other lane. Police say the pickup occupants had serious

Houston RCMP say foggy and icy conditions played a factor in a crash west of Houston that killed a Prince Rupert couple in an SUV. Police say a pickup travelling east toward Houston was unable to avoid the collision as the SUV lost control on the icy road and spun into the other lane. Police say the pickup occupants had serious

Crash kills two people

A couple from Prince Rupert was killed in a crash west of Houston when an SUV slid into the wrong lane and was hit by a truck Dec. 29.

By Shaun Thomas and Jackie Lieuwen

 

A couple from Prince Rupert was killed in a crash 18 kilometres west of Houston at 10 p.m. Dec. 29.

Barry Gerald Lecuyer, 49, and his wife Terri Janna Lecuyer were pronounced dead on the scene after a head on collision with another vehicle.

Lecuyers were driving  westbound on Highway 16 near Barret Station Road when they lost control of their SUV  and  spun into the oncoming eastbound lane.

A Ford pick-up truck was travelling east and t-boned the SUV as it spun into the east lane.

The Houston RCMP, Fire Department and BC Ambulance were called to the scene.

Lecuyers were pronounced dead on scene and the driver and passenger from the Ford pick-up were taken to the hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 16 was closed from 10 p.m. Dec. 29 to 9 a.m. Dec. 30 as the crash was investigated by a collision analyst and  Smithers Traffic Services.

Houston RCMP have confirmed that icy roads and and foggy conditions played a factor in the accident, and RCMP Sgt. Rose says alcohol was not a factor.

Sgt. Rose says charges are not expected and the BC Coroners Service and Smithers traffic Services continue to investigate the death.

A couple from Prince Rupert was killed in a crash 18 kilometres west of Houston at 10 p.m. Dec. 29.

Barry Gerald Lecuyer, 49, and his wife Terri Janna Lecuyer were pronounced dead on the scene after a head on collision with another vehicle.

Lecuyers were driving  westbound on Highway 16 near Barret Station Road when they lost control of their SUV  and  spun into the oncoming eastbound lane.

A Ford pick-up truck was travelling east and t-boned the SUV as it spun into the east lane.

The Houston RCMP, Fire Department and BC Ambulance were called to the scene.

Lecuyers were pronounced dead on scene and the driver and passenger from the Ford pick-up were taken to the hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 16 was closed from 10 p.m. Dec. 29 to 9 a.m. Dec. 30 as the crash was investigated by a collision analyst and  Smithers Traffic Services.

Houston RCMP have confirmed that icy roads and and foggy conditions played a factor in the accident, and RCMP Sgt. Rose says alcohol was not a factor.

Sgt. Rose says charges are not expected and the BC Coroners Service and Smithers traffic Services continue to investigate the death.