Man Dies in Alaska Highway Crash
Fort St. John, B.C. – A 24 year old man is dead following a motor vehicle collision this morning at Mile 64 of the Alaska Highway.
Mounties say the crash occurred just north of Fort St. John just after 11 a.m.
“The collision involved two semi logging trucks. One truck, slowing down to make a turn was rear-ended by a second truck. The driver of the second truck succumbed to his injures at the scene,” says Corporal Jodi Shelkie.
“Police believe that visibility and road conditions contributed to the accident.”
The highway is expected to remain closed until 7 p.m this evening.
A detour is available, when travelling north on the highway take the Stoddard Creek Road, then turn left onto the 256 Road which leads back to the highway.
The name of the deceased has not been released.