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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Family has set up a fundraiser for a man from Alaska after a serious accident south of Taylor.

Saturday, October 5th, 2019, at approximately 12:10 p.m., police and emergency services responded to a serious injury, two-vehicle collision by the new chain-up area on top of the South Taylor Hill.

According to Mike Halskov, Cpl Media Relations Officer for the RCMP, upon arrival, it was determined that the driver of a truck had collided with another vehicle, causing significant injuries to the lone occupant of the second vehicle, a man in his 40’s from the United States.

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The male has been identified as Eric Wade from Alaska.  According to the fundraiser for Wade, he has two broken arms, a broken leg and was moved to the ICU due to a leak in his lungs.  The fundraiser will support family members to travel to Wade to support him during his treatment in a Canadian hospital.

You can donate to the fundraiser by clicking here.

Police entered into an impaired driving (by drug) investigation with the man who was driving the truck, a man in his 30’s from the local area who is known to police.
The highway was closed for a period of time as police investigated this criminal collision.  Peace Regional Traffic Services (FSJ) and the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service are continuing with the investigation.

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