UPDATE #2 – As of 12:46 p.m. – Highway 97 is now open to single lane traffic. Here is the update from Drivebc.ca – Highway 97. Vehicle incident between 277 Rd and 275 Rd for 1.8 km (46 km south of Dawson Creek to 47 km north of Chetwynd). Single lane alternating traffic. Estimated time of re-opening Tue Mar 19 at 5:00 PM MST. Next update time Tue Mar 19 at 5:00 PM MST. Last updated Tue Mar 19 at 12:38 PM MST. (DBC-6313)
UPDATE – DAWSON CREEK, RCMP press release shares at approximately 7:25 AM, RCMP and Emergency Services were called to the scene of a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on Highway 97 and 275 Road near Groundbirch.
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Upon arrival, it was determined that a male pedestrian in his 60’s was struck and killed by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Highway 97 is currently closed in the area of the collision and will remain so until investigators have completed the scene examination. There is a detour in place and police ask that motorists obey the direction of traffic control personnel near the scene.
Dawson Creek RCMP, North Peace Regional Traffic Services (FSJ), North District Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service and the BC Coroners’ Service continue to investigate this collision. At this time, the cause is undetermined.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call North Peace Regional Traffic Services in Fort St. John at 250-787-8140
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd after a pedestrian was hit and killed early Tuesday.
Corporal Madonna Saunderson, District Advisory NCO Media Relation North District, RCMP, says crews are on scene as we speak, flaggers have been called and the Hwy will be closed until further notice.
Drivebc.ca says the highway is closed between the 277 road and the 275 road for 1.8 km approximately 46 km south of Dawson Creek to 47 km north of Chetwynd.
Detour via Stuckey Road and 271 Road. Large vehicle detour via Fort. St. John or Tumbler Ridge.
At this time there is no estimate on when the highway will re-open. Drivebc.ca