Fatal collision near McLeod Lake


RCMP officers were called to this collision near McLeod Lake on Tuesday – Photo released by Prince George RCMP detachment.

A two vehicle accident near McLeod Lake has left one woman dead.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Prince George and MacKenzie RCMP detachments responded to the collision on Highway 97 North, around 20 kilometres south of McLeod Lake.

At around 2:45 p.m., a northbound Chrysler Neon lost control and collided head-on with a southbound Dodge Avenger. The driver of the Crysler Neon was a 24 year-old woman from Prince George. She was transported to the Mackenzie Hospital by ambulance, but succumbed to her injuries.

Meanwhile, the driver of the Dodge Avenger, a 26 year-old male from Port Moody, was not injured. Each of the vehicles only had one occupant.

Officers say that the woman was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, and the airbags were deployed. They say they do not believe alcohol was a contributing factor, and that road conditions were slippery.

Police continue to investigate what caused the vehicle to lose control and cross the centre line.