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The Fort Nelson RCMP has confirmed there was a Victoria Day weekend fatal single vehicle crash, just off the Alaska Highway at Prophet River.

Police say a car that had gone over a steep embankment near a bed and breakfast was discovered Tuesday, by an ATV operator traveling on a trail near the highway.

However, it’s believed the car had been there for two or three days…buried in thick bush and a creek bed, and not visible from the highway.

The Mounties have linked the case to a call received early last Saturday morning from a Fort Nelson man, who reported his car had been taken without his consent by his 23 year old nephew.

Fort Nelson RCMP Staff Sergeant Tom Roy says, it’s believed the crash victim had hoped to use the vehicle to visit a girlfriend in Fort St. John…

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Police investigation continues and the name of the victim, a Fort Nelson resident, believed to have relatives in Fort St. John, has not been released.

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