RCMP investigate fatal crash on Alaska Highway

Hugh Smith

UPDATE: The highway is now open to single-lane alternating traffic between 228 Road and Pingel Creek Road

The RCMP are investigating a fatal crash on the Alaska Highway near 230 road.

Police say that at around 7:30 a.m, they were called to the scene of a crash between a semi and a pickup truck. The lone driver of the pickup died at the scene. The RCMP say their investigation is in its early stages, and no further information will be provided. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort St. John detachment at 250-787-8140.

The highway is closed between 228 Road and Pingel Creek Road, and a detour is in place. Drive BC estimates the highway will reopen at 5 p.m.

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