One person is dead and another seriously injured after an accident near Fort Nelson

 The Fort Nelson RCMP Detachment and Traffic Services are currently investigating a serious motor vehicle incident that claimed the life of a 25 year old Fort Nelson man and sent another 21 year old Fort Nelson man to hospital with serious injuries.

On August 24th at 10:27 p.m. Fort Nelson RCMP received a report of a serious motor vehicle incident at Mile 312 approximately 12 miles north of Fort Nelson along the Alaska Highway involving a single vehicle.

When RCMP and other emergency services arrived on scene they found a badly damaged Red Chevrolet Sierra Pickup truck sitting in the North ditch. Both occupants who were believed to have been ejected from the vehicle were located laying in the ditch some distance from the damaged vehicle.

A 25 year old Fort Nelson man was pronounced deceased at the scene while a 21 year old Fort Nelson man was transported to Fort Nelson General Hospital with serious injuries. The 21 year man was subsequently transported by air ambulance to the University of Alberta Hospital for further treatment of his injuries.

As a result of this incident the Alaska Highway remained closed for several hours while Fort Nelson RCMP Traffic Services with the assistance of the RCMP Collision Analyst who attended from Dawson Creek conducted an examination of the scene in an effort to determine a possible cause for the collision.