Fatal collision leaves one deceased in Fort St. James

One logging truck driver is deceased after a fatal collision in Fort St. James on Feb. 9.

  • Wed Feb 15th, 2017 6:00am
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Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

One logging truck driver is deceased after a fatal collision in Fort St. James on Feb. 9.

At approximately 9 am, Fort St. James RCMP responded to a multiple motor vehicle crash on Highway 27 near Airport Rd.

According to the RCMP, once on the scene, police learned that a southbound car was stopped on Highway 27 waiting to turn left onto Airport Road.

A south bound logging truck stopped behind the car. A second southbound logging truck rear-ended the stopped logging truck, which then struck the passenger car.

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.

The logging truck caught on fire as a result.

One logging truck driver is deceased at the scene and the other two logging truck drivers have non-threatening injuries.

The driver of the passenger car was uninjured.

The highway was completely shut down for a number of hours.

The Fort St. James RCMP along with Vanderhoof Traffic Services and Prince George Integrated Road Safety Unit are working to determine the factors in the crash.

According the RCMP, weather conditions were extremely poor at the time of the crash, with heavy snow and low visibility.