Two dead after accident on Highway 97

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By Energeticcity.ca Staff

Two people are dead after an accident on the Highway 97 east of the Mason Road in between Chetwynd and Dawson Creek.

At approximately 4:20am on Saturday June 5th, the Dawson Creek RCMP were called to the scene of a single vehicle accident on Highway 97 near the Mason Road.  

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A black 2005 Ford pickup carrying five people was in the process of negotiating a sweeping left hand curve.  The right side wheels of the vehicle dropped off the pavement and began to travel on the gravel shoulder.  The driver “over corrected” and sent the vehicle across the roadway where it rolled multiple times in the ditch.

Two occupants in the backseat were killed instantly.  The names are not being released at this time.  Emergency crews used the jaws of life to extricate some occupants.  All the other injured occupants were taken to the Dawson Creek Hospital and are being treated for their injuries.

The B.C. Coroner’s Service and the Peace Region RCMP Traffic Services are investigating the collision.  At this time alcohol is a contributing factor in this collision.

 

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