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UPDATE: Fort St. John RCMP determined that the incident Saturday night was a single vehicle incident in which the Mcphee had been the passenger. The detachment says the report of the incident came in at 9 p.m. on August 7th. Based on reports from family members, it was originally reported that Mcphee had been hit by a vehicle.

“The Fort St John RCMP wish to extend sympathies to the family and friends as they experience this very difficult and untimely loss,” said Cst. Chad Neustaeter, media relations officer.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A local family is requesting the community’s help with funeral expenses after the death of Micheal Mcphee earlier this week.

According to Fort St. John RCMP, Mcphee received severe head injuries after a single vehicle incident on Saturday in the area of 89th Avenue and 83rd Street. He was transported to Edmonton and was taken off life support by his family due to him not having any brain activity.

The mother of one of Mcphee’s children, Sandra Schlenger, told Energeticcity the family has already raised enough to transport McPhee back to Fort St. John. The family aims to raise over $9,000 to cover funeral costs and memorial items for his three kids: Kiara, Bentley, and Tayah.

A GoFundMe set up by McPhee’s sister, Katana, describes him as ‘one of a kind.’

“He was unforgettable to all, and even in his last moments of life surrounded by family and loved ones, his jokes and sayings were remembered and retold, putting smiles on our faces. He was always filled with a goofy personality that would brighten everyone’s day, and he carried a loving, youthful soul and spirit that would lift the room,” the donation page reads.

“Although Michael had a rough past, he had no problem dancing and singing to Justin Bieber, playing games and cracking jokes, and goofing around with his family and friends. All of my siblings learnt from a young age that Michael carried all of us; we didn’t have the strength, so he made himself stronger to have it for us.”

Anyone looking to donate can click here.

The Fort St. John RCMP was contacted on Sunday for more information surrounding the incident and has yet to comment.

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