One dead following accident near Goodlow

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Photo:  Police are currently investigating this accident east of Goodlow on the 103 road – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

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Update – The road was re-opened just before 12am Saturday.  Traffic is now moving freely in both directions.

 

 

By Energeticcity.ca Staff

A Goodlow resident is dead following a collision on Friday afternoon.

The Fort St. John RCMP were called to an incident on the Cecil Lake road just after 2pm.  Approximately 4km east of Goodlow, a pickup truck collided with a semi transport farm truck.

After a preliminary examination at the collision scene and statements from witnesses, it has been determined that the pickup truck crossed the centre line and into the path of the farm truck for an unknown reason.  The driver and lone occupant of the pickup truck, a 69 year old male was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the farm truck was not injured.

The collision caused a fuel spill on the roadway to catch fire, but was extinguished shortly afterward.  The Cecil Lake road is closed to traffic in the area of the collision as investigators and YRB road crews complete work at the scene.  A detour has been put in place as the road may not re-open until at least 2am Saturday.  For more updates on the road, visit www.drivebc.ca

The B.C. Corner service and the RCMP traffic service will be conducting an investigation into the cause of the collision.  The name of the driver will not be released although next of kin have been notified. 

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