FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A 40-year-old man has passed away after succumbing to injuries received in a collision on Wednesday.
The two-vehicle collision resulted in the closure of the Alaska Highway at the 259 Road around 8:20 a.m., and the two drivers involved were sent to hospital with serious injuries.
When emergency crews arrived, they located two pickup trucks involved in a head-on collision. The westbound vehicle had two occupants, and the eastbound vehicle had only the driver, who has passed away.
Police say the man’s family was by his side at the Fort St. John Hospital at the time of his passing.
The passenger of the westbound vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital with the two drivers.
BC Highway Patrol says it would like to remind the public to wear their seatbelt when travelling in a motor vehicle and ensure that drivers get proper rest before operating a vehicle.
“Driving tired is driving impaired,” says Sgt. Andrew West of BC Highway Patrol in Fort St. John.
Police have not released the status of the other driver.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing by the BC Highway Patrol Fort St John. Anyone with additional information related to this matter is asked to contact BC Highway Patrol in FSJ at (250) 787-8140.
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