Highway 16 west of P.G. reopened after fatal crash

A man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday morning along Highway 16 West.

The fatality happened just before 9 a.m. when the full-sized pickup truck the man was driving left the highway and rolled onto its roof near Carmel Road, about three kilometres west of the city limit.

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Although some roads in the city were slippery at the time following wet snow and freezing rain overnight, not in this case.

“The roads weren’t an issue,” said Prince George RCMP Cst. Craig Douglass. “The cause of this (accident) has yet to be determined. The single vehicle left the road and rolled and the man obviously passed away as a result of his injuries.”

The BC Coroners Service attended the scene and a joint investigation with the RCMP to determine the cause and who died in the accident is ongoing. Douglass said due to privacy issues, the identity of the man will not be released.

The road was closed in both directions and later was reopened to alternating traffic for about two hours while emergency crews worked at the scene.

Police want to thank witnesses to the accident and first responders from the Beaverley Volunteer Fire Department who responded to the call.

Drive BC reports that work will continue on the traffic signal at Victoria Street and First Avenue until about 7 p.m. tonight

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