Fatal collision closes highway

One dead, two injured after four-car collision near Fraser Lake

A fatal vehicle collision near Fraser Lake closed down Highway 16 West indefinitely on Monday, Nov. 5.

The collision occurred before 9:41 a.m. on Monday morning when a northbound SUV containing two occupants lost control and collided with an eastbound passenger car containing one occupant.

The SUV was then struck by a commercial transport trailer, which was rear-ended by an eastbound commercial crane unit.

The occupant in the passenger car later died and the two occupants in the SUV were taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. The commercial truck drivers weren’t injured.

The highway was immediately closed to allow an RCMP collision reconstructionist to collect evidence and enable the The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to create a detour around the scene.

“Nobody goes through that scene because we’ve had a death now on the highway,” said Staff Sergeant Pat McTiernan, commander of the Prince George Regional Provincial Traffic Services Unit.

The exact cause of the collision was still being investigated as of Monday, Nov. 5.