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October 27, 2017 4:57 pm

Alcohol and Distracted Driving Possible Factors in Pine Pass Crash

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Prince George, B.C. – A fatal single vehicle crash  on Highway 97,  about  33 kms north of the Mackenzie junction  last evening may have been caused, in part,  by alcohol and distracted driving.

North District RCMP Traffic Services respond to a report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 97 in the Pine Pass  around 8:30 last night.

When emergency services personnel arrive on the scene, they discover one person deceased and another person trapped in the wreck.

The jeep was travelling north on the highway when the driver lost control and drove in to the ditch. The driver was thrown from the Jeep and suffered severe head trauma. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger was removed from the vehicle and transported to hospital for treatment for injuries that are described as non-life threatening.

The investigation is ongoing and police believe alcohol and distracted driving to be contributing  factors in this crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash are asked to call the Mackenzie RCMP at 250 997-3288



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