One driver dead from multi-truck collision on Highway 27

A multi-collision incident involving three logging trucks and one car on Highway 27 left one driver dead on scene

A multi-collision incident involving three logging trucks and one car on Highway 27 left one driver dead on scene and highway shut down in both directions.

A multi-collision incident involving three logging trucks and one car on Highway 27 left one driver dead on scene and highway shut down in both directions.

A multi-collision incident involving three logging trucks and one car on Highway 27 left one driver dead on scene and highway shut down in both directions.

On Feb. 9 at about 9 a.m., a southbound car stopped on Highway 27 and was waiting to turn left onto Airport Road, when a southbound logging truck stopped behind the car. A second southbound logging truck rear-ended the stopped logging truck which in turn struck the passenger car.

As a result of the collision, the logging truck which had been struck from behind was pushed into the northbound lane and collided head on with a northbound logging truck and went into the ditch. This logging truck caught on fire after the impact.

One logging truck driver is deceased at the scene and the drivers of the other two logging trucks appear to have non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the passenger car appears to be uninjured.

The highway is completely shut down in both directions as a result of this crash and there are no detours available.

The Fort St James RCMP with assistance from Vanderhoof Traffic Services and Prince George Integrated Road Safety Unit are working to determine the casual factors in this crash. The weather conditions at the time of the crash have been described as extremely poor, low visibility and snowing heavily.

 

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