Vanderhoof RCMP are seeking witnesses who may have seen a black, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup (similar to the one pictured) with an Alberta licence plate travelling west on Highway 16 towards Vanderhoof prior to a fatal rollover on Sept. 26 at around 6:30 p.m. (Photo submitted)

Vanderhoof RCMP are seeking witnesses who may have seen a black, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup (similar to the one pictured) with an Alberta licence plate travelling west on Highway 16 towards Vanderhoof prior to a fatal rollover on Sept. 26 at around 6:30 p.m. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek witnesses in fatal September crash on Highway 16 near Vanderhoof

RCMP are continuing its investigation on a single-vehicle, fatal crash that took place on Highway 16 east of Vanderhoof on Saturday, Sept. 26.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Vanderhoof RCMP responded to the collision on Highway 16 near Hillcrest Way, Cluculz Lake, about 40 kilometres east of Vanderhoof.

Prince George Regional Traffic Services (PGRTS) have since taken over the investigation and police are seeking any additional witnesses and dashboard camera video.

BC RCMP Traffic Services Cpl. Mike Halskov said investigators believe at least two commercial truck drivers may have had a “near miss” with the vehicle involved in the fatal collision: a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with an Alberta licence plate, travelling west on Highway 16 towards Vanderhoof.

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“The commercial trucks involved are believed to be a westbound bulk transport truck and an eastbound tanker truck,” Halskov said. “The drivers of those commercial trucks are asked to contact investigators with any information they may have regarding this vehicle or the collision.”

In the crash, two occupants of the black Silverado were ejected from the vehicle.

A Northern B.C. woman in her 20s was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical crews.

An Alberta woman, also in her 20s, was transported from the scene by BC Emergency Health Services to hospital with serious injuries.

Highway 16 was closed in both directions for several hours to allow emergency crews to examine and clear the crash scene.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact RCMP Cpl. Michael Collis or Const. Leonor Blanche of PGRTS at 250-649-4004 and reference file No. 2020-577.



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