CHASE, B.C. – The Chase RCMP has just released details about the death of a Fort St. John man near Turtle Valley, B.C.
On August 14 at 8:18 pm, Chase RCMP was advised of a single-vehicle collision at Skimikin Road and Hepburn Road in Turtle Valley.
The complainant reported that an SUV had gone over a steep embankment, directly into a shallow creek. Tire tracks in the gravel road indicated that the vehicle had failed to stop at a ‘T’ intersection and had gone directly over the bank.
Unfortunately, the driver, a 39-year-old male from Fort St. John, was found deceased at the scene.
While the cause of the collision is unknown, an investigation determined that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The investigation is ongoing. Chase RCMP would like to express their condolences to the family and friends.