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Terrace man killed in crash

A TERRACE man was one of two people killed in a May 7 fiery collision on Hwy1 between Spences Bridge and Ashcroft.

Glen Joynt, 53, was in a northbound vehicle with two teenage sons, age 14 and 18, when it was struck by a southbound Super B commercial truck loaded with hay.

The Super B, which refers to a tractor unit pulling two trailers in tandem, had lost control in a moderate curve, tipped onto its side and slid across the centre line, report RCMP.

“The boys were able to extricate themselves prior to their vehicle being engulfed in the fire however were unable to remove their father, who lay unconscious and trapped in the vehicle,” RCMP said in a release.

Also killed when his vehicle was struck by the Super B was the sole occupant of another northbound vehicle, Clifton Noiles, 31, from Delta.

“The cargo and trailers severely impacted two northbound passenger vehicles, pushing them into the roadside concrete no post barrier,” the RCMP release stated.

The driver of the tractor unit is a 30-year-old man from Quesnel, who sustained only minor injuries to his knee.

The accident took place 11:30 am May 7, closing the highway until 7:30 p.m. while accident investigators went over the scene.

Police say Joynt's two teenage sons sustained minor injuries.

Weather and road conditions at the time of the crash were reported to be dry and warm with partially cloudy skies, say police.

“Driver action and speed are suspected to be possible causal factors in the collision,” the police report continued.

Investigators continue their work and are awaiting the completion of the mechanical inspection report for the tractor unit.

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