Police investigate a fatal crash Sept. 2.

Rollover takes Smithers man’s life

A Smithers man died after a truck rolled over on Hudson Bay Mountain Road Friday. Neither occupant in the truck was wearing a seatbelt.

  • Sep. 6, 2016 1:00 p.m.

On Sept. 2nd at 3:38 p.m., Smithers RCMP, Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance responded to a single vehicle rollover on Hudson Bay Mountain Road near Whistler Road south of Smithers.

A Chevrolet S10 pickup lost control driving down Hudson Bay Mountain Road, travelled off road right into a ditch and rolled multiple times. Both occupants were ejected.

A 48-year-old Smithers man died at the scene. The second occupant, a 48-year-old Smithers female, sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries. She was transported by EHS to Bulkley Valley Hospital, then on to Prince George Hospital.

RCMP West Pacific Region Traffic Services and a collision re-constructionist attended the scene, along with the coroner. The incident is still under investigation.

Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

 

Released by Staff Sgt. Rob Mitchell

Smithers RCMP

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