Man dies in Quesnel crash
On June 14 at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Hwy 97 near Lansdowne Road in Quesnel, BC,
Quesnel RCMP and BCHP – Williams Lake responded to a report of a fatal collision between a commercial Ford F-150 pickup truck and a Dodge Ram pickup truck that had been hauling a trailer.
One male driver is deceased and a female passenger was transported to hospital with injuries. The occupants of the Ford pickup were uninjured. The cause of the incident is still under investigation, but it appears at this time that a mechanical failure may have contributed to the collision.
BCHP – Quesnel has conduct of the investigation with engagement from Worksafe BC, Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement, and BCHP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services.
Highway 97 was closed with alternating traffic for some time and re-opened at approximately 9:40 p.m. The investigation is in the very early stages and information is subject to change.
No further information is available at this time.