Double fatality on Highway 16

Vanderhoof RCMP and Traffic Services were called to a collision that killed two people on January 6, 2014 at about 3 p.m.

  • Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Vanderhoof RCMP and Traffic Services were called to a collision that killed two people on January 6, 2014 at about 3 p.m.

One kilometre east of Hillcrest Way Road, an east-bound Ford Ranger truck carrying a 56 year old male and a 79 year old female crossed the centre line and collided head on with a west-bound Tractor trailer.

Witnesses stated that pick up truck appeared to have been stuck in a deep rut on the south side of the highway and when it broke free of the rut it entered into the oncoming lane.

Both occupants of the truck died at the scene, the driver of the semi tractor trailer sustained minor injuries.