One Dead Following Fiery Highway 27 Crash
Fort St. James, B.C. – One person is dead following a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 27 near Airport Road this morning.
North District RCMP say it happened at around 9 this morning following a head-on collision involving two logging trucks.
Cpl. Madonna Saunderson says police arrived on scene to learn a southbound car was stopped on Highway 27 waiting to turn left onto Airport Road.
She says a south bound logging truck then stopped behind the car that was waiting to turn when a second southbound logging truck rear-ended it which in turn struck the passenger car.
Consequently, 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.
She says this logging truck caught on fire after impact killing one of the drivers while the other two drivers appeared to have suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the car appears to be uninjured.
Police aren’t saying yet which kind of logging trucks were involved. In the meantime, the highway is closed in both directions.
They also note that the weather conditions at the time of the crash were extremely poor with low visibility and heavy snow.