Woman dead after crash on Highway 97 south of Mackenzie

Bear Lake vehicle incident. Photo credit: Google Maps.

UPDATE: The Prince George RCMP have issued a release saying that just after 8:00 a.m. this morning, officers were called out to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision, approximately eight kilometres north of Bear Lake on Highway 97.  The caller said that a late model Ford Pickup had rolled several times down an embankment at the location, and the driver was trapped inside.

The driver, a 33 year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The cause of the collision is currently being investigated by North District Traffic Services with help from the BC Coroners Service. At this time, speed is believed to have been a contributing factor. The highway has since been reopened.

BEAR LAKE, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed eight kilometers north of Bear Lake as of 9:49 a.m. this morning because of a vehicle incident.

According to DriveBC, there is no estimated time of the highway re-opening, as an assessment is ongoing. DriveBC’s next update will be at 11:00 a.m.

This is a developing story and we will have an update once we receive more information.

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