One Killed, Three Injured in Morricetown Accident
Smithers, B.C. – Smithers RCMP have confirmed that one person was killed and three others injured in a single-vehicle accident in Morricetown on Saturday.
At approximately 1:34 pm Saturday Smithers RCMP officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision in the village of Moricetown. A westbound Ford Mustang had gone off the left hand shoulder and rolled down a steep embankment. A 47 year old Smithers area resident, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene and the three other occupants were transported to Bulkley Valley District Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The collision resulted in Highway 16 being down to single lane, alternating traffic for approximately 11 hrs.
The collision is being investigated by West Pacific Region Traffic Services, North District Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services and BC Coroners Service. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
This is the second fatal motor vehicle accident in northern BC this Easter long weekend. Two 18-year-olds from the Mackenzie area died Friday in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Highway 97, 10 kilometres north of McLeod Lake.