A vehicle incident has closed Highway 16 at Noon-La Rd near Vanderhoof Tuesday, Nov. 10. (DriveBC map)

A vehicle incident has closed Highway 16 at Noon-La Rd near Vanderhoof Tuesday, Nov. 10. (DriveBC map)

Update: Fatal vehicle accident closes Highway 16 west of Vanderhoof

Highway 16 has since been re-opened.

Update at 3:18 p.m.

Highway 16 is now open after a fatal vehicle accident closed the highway six kilometres west of Vanderhoof on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

At 11:23 a.m., Vanderhoof RCMP and emergency services personnel were called to a crash where police found a single vehicle overturned in a creek, stated a Nov. 10 news release.

There were two people in the vehicle. The driver was removed from the vehicle and taken to the hospital, but later succumed to injuries. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, stated the news release.

The investigation is ongoing, police said, adding that even though casual factors are yet to be determined, the roads were reported to be snow covered and slippery at the time of collision.

There are no known witnesses and police are hoping to talk to anyone who may have seen this crash.

If you have any information about this contact the Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.

Original story

Highway 16 is closed six kilometres west of Vanderhoof at Noon-La Road due to a vehicle incident Tuesday, Nov. 10.

DriveBC reports the highway is not expected to reopen until 11 p.m.

More to come.

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