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Fatal collision on Hwy 16, east of Terrace, prompts RCMP appeal for information

The Aug. 2 accident closed Hwy 16 for hours during a police investigation
Terrace RCMP are actively seeking information related to a fatal collision on Hwy 16 east of Terrace, on Aug. 2. (Vladvictoria/

Police are looking for more information on the two-vehicle crash on Hwy 16 east of Terrace on Aug. 2 that claimed one life.

The collision near the Usk Frontage Rd., approximately 20 kilometres east of Terrace, was first reported in the early evening hours of that day.

“Once on scene, police found two pickup trucks, a Ford and a Toyota, had collided head on. The driver of the Ford was trapped inside the vehicle, while the driver of the Toyota was out of the vehicle,” reported RCMP Cpl. Madonna Saunderson in an Aug. 4 statement.

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Although the driver of the Ford was removed from the vehicle and taken to hospital, he later died. The other driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Traffic on Hwy 16 was closed while police investigated the scene.

Members of the Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department were also sent to the collision location.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Terrace RCMP at (250) 638-7400.

With files from Viktor Elias

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