Friday, September 12, 2014

Vehicle incident on Highway 16 along Skeena River claims one life; search for driver continues

On late Thursday afternoon, Prince Rupert RCMP responded to an emergency call of a motor vehicle incident which had resulted in a car leaving Highway 16 and entering the Skeena River near the Telegraph Point rest area.

As RCMP and other Emergency Service providers arrived at the scene of the incident, thirty five minutes east of Prince Rupert, they determined that there had been three occupants of the car, with one able to get out of the vehicle.

Emergency Responders found a second occupant deceased inside the vehicle, while the third, who was the driver of the car has not as of yet been located.

The search for that third occupant continues.

The RCMP has now started their investigation into the what caused the vehicle to leave the highway.

The Prince Rupert RCMP is working in partnership with the BC Coroner Service as part of the investigation.

At this point of the investigation, the names of the deceased and missing person are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The RCMP's information release on the incident can be found here.

Other updates on the investigation can be found on our archive page for Northwest Emergency Service Files.

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