Just before 11 a.m. yesterday morning Chetwynd RCMP responded to a single vehicle accident on Highway 97. The accident occurred 20 kilometres north of Chetwynd as a full size pick up truck went off the road and hit an embankment in the ditch at a high rate of speed.
The driver, a 73 year old male from Williams Lake passed away from his injuries. The passenger, a 65 year old woman also from Williams Lake was transported by air to Edmonton for medical attention. She is expected to survive her injuries.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. Alcohol and excessive speed are not being considered as factors.
Names of the occupants are not being released as next of kin notifications still need to be completed.