A fatal collision in Quesnel took the life of three people

A fatal collision in Quesnel took the life of three people

New Hazelton woman killed in crash

A Hazelton woman is dead after a head on collision near Quesnel this morning.

A Hazelton woman is dead after a head on collision near Quesnel.

Shortly after 7 am this morning, Quesnel RCMP were called out to a crash Highway 97 south of Sales Road.

Cpl. Dave Tyreman said a pickup truck travelling northbound crossed the centre line colliding head on with a southbound sport utility vehicle.

The collision claimed the lives of the 73 year old female driver of the SUV who was a New Hazelton resident and her 70 year old female passenger from Kelowna.

The 48 year old male driver of the pickup truck was also killed.

The three were all pronounced deceased at the scene and names will not be released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation, but alcohol is NOT believed to be a factor.

Weather conditions at the time of the collision were cool with very dense fog and limited visibility.