Two People Killed in Highway 27 Accident
Prince George, B.C. – A single-vehicle accident on Highway 27 early Saturday morning has resulted in the deaths of two people.
It has been confirmed to 250 News this afternoon that at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday an SUV left Highway 27 at the intersection with Echo Lake Road, 27.6 kilometres north of Vanderhoof. The vehicle struck a hydro pole and flipped in the ditch.
Two male occupants said to be from the local area died in the crash. Their identities have not been released.
Vanderhoof RCMP, Police Dog Services and Vanderhoof Fire Rescue responded to the scene. RCMP investigators remain on scene this afternoon and initial indications are that speed and alcohol are factors in the double fatality accident.
Police are asking any witnesses to the crash to contact the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment at (250) 567-2222.
Highway 27 was closed for several hours but is open to single-lane alternating traffic, according to the RCMP.