Thursday, November 29, 2018

Collision on Highway 16 west of Terrace claims life of American man

Terrace RCMP have released some details into a fatal collision on Tuesday afternoon on Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert, an incident which saw members called to the scene near the 90 kilometre marker at Exchamsiks at 12:40 PM after reports of a single vehicle collision.

According to reports from the scene, the vehicle had been travelling eastbound when it passed another vehicle and then drove into the ditch, then hitting the rock face along the highway near the Exchamsiks River Bridge

The Terrace Fire/Rescue department was already on scene and had successfully extracted the driver from the vehicle, sadly the driver a 75 year old American resident, succumbed to his injuries while en route to hospital by ambulance.

 A single vehicle accident near Exchamsiks has claimed the life
of a75 American man

Driving conditions at the time of the accident were said to be foggy and wet, the highway was closed in both directions while traffic analysts investigated.

The RCMP's statement on the collision can be reviewed here.

For more items of interest related to Northwest Emergency Responders can be found here.

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