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One dead in semi-truck collision south of Prince George

Police believe alcohol may have played a role
The crash occurred on Highway 97 in the Buckhorn Lake area. (via Google Maps)

An early morning collision south of Prince George in the Buckhorn Lake area has claimed a life.

RCMP received a call at 12:42 a.m. Monday (Dec. 3) of a collision involving a north-bound pickup and a southbound semi-truck, says North District RCMP Cpl. Madonna Saunderson.

The collision took place on Highway 97, near 15 Mile Road.

The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene and the two occupants in the pickup were taken to hospital with critical injuries.

Saunderson says the driver of the semi was also taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Causal factors have not yet been determined conclusively but police believe alcohol may have played a role in this crash,” says Saunderson.

The highway was closed shortly after the collision, with a detour in place, before it was opened to single-lane alternating traffic around 8:30 a.m.


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Born and raised in Prince George, Hanna Petersen is a graduate of UNBC. She then abandoned her hometown for the East Coast, graduating with a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in the process.
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