Crash involving school bus leaves one dead

The crash took place on Tachie Road near Fort St. James

Flavio NienowLakes District News

At approximately 4 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2016, a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus and pick up truck took place on Tachie Road at the intersection of Chalet Drive, just north of Fort St. James.

According to corporal Madonna Saunderson with the RCMP, the pick up truck slipped through an intersection and collided with the school bus. The driver of the pick up truck was ejected from the car and died at the scene.

Saunderson said the pick up truck driver was likely not wearing a seat belt. The name of the driver is not being released at this time.

There were 18 students on the bus travelling. Two were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to the Nechako Lakes school district, the bus was taking students home back to Tachie Reserve after a school day. Counsellors are now attending to the Tl’azt’en First Nation community and David Hoy Elementary in Fort St. James to debrief students on the incident.

Police have spoken with witnesses and any other witnesses should contact the RCMP.

Saunderson said the road was “very slippery” that day. The investigation is still ongoing.

 

Just Posted

Couple selling fake jewelry in Fraser Lake, say RCMP

A man and woman have been defrauding local residents, offering fake jewelry for sale

Gitxsan forming cross-sector salmon management team

Nation again declares closure of fishery in territory for 2019

Editorial: The Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA

Time to re-evaluate the Speaker position

Column: condition of cows after winter feeding

The protein content of winter feed is important, says rancher David Zirnhelt

Concept designs for Vanderhoof’s new CNC campus unveiled

Community was invited to provide feedback at a public engagement session Dec. 6

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

BCHL player lifts Canada West to second win at World Junior A Challenge

Chilliwack Chiefs player has a a three-point performance

Well-known B.C. snowmobile guide killed in rollover accident

Shuswap sledding communty mourns loss of experienced Sicamous snowmobiler

B.C.’s skyrocketing real estate market will ‘correct’ in 2019: analyst

Housing prices in Vancouver are set to rise just 0.6 per cent

Climate change, receding glaciers increase landslide risk on B.C.’s Mount Meager

Climate change is causing glaciers atop Mount Meager, in British Columbia, to shrink increasing the chances of landslides and even a new eruption, says one expert.

UK’s May lobbies EU leaders in fight to save Brexit deal

Top European Union officials ruled out Tuesday any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain.

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China amid rising tensions: reports

A former Canadian diplomat has been arrested in China, according to media reports and the international think tank he works for.

In depth: Simple falls causing serious injuries to people over 65

Kelowna’s high population of seniors puts it in the spotlight for how it deals with seniors’ issues

Time magazine’s 2018 person of the year

The group is made up of four journalists and are the “guardians and the war on truth”

Most Read