One Person dead following 2 accidents near Dawson Creek

This photo is courtesy of Dan Giesbrecht. An Edmonton woman died in this crash near Pouce Coupe, BC.

One person is dead in one of 2 accidents near Dawson Creek today.The first occurred at about 10:20 this morning approximately 30 km north of Dawson on the Alaska Highway.

The collision involved a semi truck and a Ford F150. The driver of the pickup was taken to Dawson Creek Hospital with serious injuries while his passenger and the two occupants of the semi truck were uninjured. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

The second accident occurred at about 11 am roughly 4 km south of Pouce Coupe near Gumbo Gulch.

This collision involved a semi truck and a small car. The driver of the car, a young female from the Edmonton area, died at the scene. The driver of the truck is uninjured.

Traffic is still being directed away from the area by Cariboo Road Services and the road is expected to remain closed until this evening.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The name of the deceased is being held pending notification of next of kin.