​Fatal Crash in Charlie Lake on Wednesday

Travis Fortnum


Fort St. John RCMP say a 76-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon after his truck crashed into a service truck.

Around 4:30 p.m., emergency services responded to a collision on 271 Road at Highway 97 in Charlie Lake.

Police say the 5-ton service truck was stopped at a red light on 271 Road when the man's Toyota pickup truck rear-ended it.

According to a release issued by Traffic Services, there was evidence of significant pre-collision braking by the Toyota.

The driver of the pickup was transported to hospital but later died.

The driver of the service truck was unharmed.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Peace Region Traffic Services in Fort St. John at 250-787-8140, quoting file 2019-4871.

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