Fatal collision on Hwy 97


2023-10-12 09:29 PDT

File # 2023-8264

Police responded to a fatal collision on Hwy 97 north of Quesnel.

On October 12, 2023 at approximately 3:51 a.m., the Quesnel RCMP responded to a report of a two- vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck on Highway 97 near Dunkley. Both vehicles had caught fire. The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was found deceased. As the accident was outside of the fire protection area, a crew from Dunkley Lumber Ltd. attended to extinguish the vehicle fire and to prevent the fire from spreading further. Police are on scene investigating. Highway 97 is closed in both directions.

It’s unknown how long the Highway will be closed pending the investigation, says Sgt. Clay Kronebusch. We would like to thank Dunkley Lumber Ltd. for their assistance with fire suppression.

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Sgt. Clay Kronebusch
Media Relations Officer
Quesnel RCMP
584 Carson Ave Quesnel BC V2J 2B5
Office: 250-992-9211

Email: clay.kronebusch@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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