A photo posted online on Feb. 14 about thirty minutes from Terrace where a car was pinned under a logging truck. (Ed Boulet photo)

A photo posted online on Feb. 14 about thirty minutes from Terrace where a car was pinned under a logging truck. (Ed Boulet photo)

UPDATE: Prince Rupert woman killed in logging truck collision

Empty logging truck west of Terrace struck moose before colliding with the eastbound SUV

A Prince Rupert woman has died as a result of a serious Hwy 16 collision on Feb. 14.

Terrace RCMP have confirmed the woman was a civilian employee with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

According to police, at approximately 7 p.m. near the 100-km mark of Hwy 16, an eastbound empty logging truck struck a moose before losing control and colliding with the government SUV travelling in the opposite direction. The victim, a passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene.

Police have not released the Prince Rupert woman’s name.

The driver of the SUV was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the logging truck was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The highway was shut down in both directions until 4 a.m. the next day, Feb. 15.

RCMP are continuing their investigation.

A witness at the scene, Ed Boulet, had posted an image of the logging truck on its side.

“There is a car under the log truck,” Boulet said on his Facebook page.

Drive BC had posted on Twitter at 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 14 that Highway 16 was closed 30km west of Terrace.

The highway reopened but was reduced to single lane traffic at two separate locations.

 

Highway 16 closed overnight on Feb. 14 after a logging truck hit a moose and collided with a                                 government SUV. (DriveBC photo)

Highway 16 closed overnight on Feb. 14 after a logging truck hit a moose and collided with a government SUV. (DriveBC photo)