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Unnamed individual perishes in vehicle fire near Hazeltons

Police are not treating the death as suspicious: RCMP spokesperson
A person perished in the cab of semi at the gas station at the junction of Highways 16 and 37 Nov. 7. (Facebook photo)

New Hazelton RCMP are investigating a sudden death at a gas station at the junction of Highways 16 and 37.

According to police, they were called to the scene of a vehicle fire near Kitwanga at approximately 7 a.m. on Nov. 7.

“Sadly, the single occupant of the tractor trailer unit was found deceased inside the semi,” said Cpl. Madonna Saunderson, an RCMP north division spokesperson in an email to The Interior News.

Investigators do not believe foul play was involved.

There is no evidence to suggest that this fire is suspicious and the investigation is ongoing.

The RCMP are not releasing the name of the victim or any other details at this time.

Thom Barker

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After graduating with a geology degree from Carleton University and taking a detour through the high tech business, Thom started his journalism career as a fact-checker for a magazine in Ottawa in 2002.
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