Highway 16 is temporarily closed due to a car accident. (File photo/Lakes District News)

Highway 16 is temporarily closed due to a car accident. (File photo/Lakes District News)

UPDATE: Two-vehicle crash east of Houston claims life of one driver

Highway was closed for most of the day following collision between logging truck and another vehicle

A collision between a car and a logging truck this morning (Jan. 13) on Hwy 16 near Houston claimed the life of the driver of the vehicle.

Police said the driver of Pontiac Sunfire was pronounced dead at the scene while the truck driver received medical attention.

The highway was closed to vehicle traffic most of the day, but has now been opened to single-lane alternating traffic at McKilligan Road.

“A vehicle and logging truck have been involved in a collision and the highway is closed in both directions. It was reported at 7:24 a.m. and is 9-10 kilometers east of Houston on Highway 16,” RCMP Corporal Madonna Saunderson told Black Press Media earlier today.

Rail traffic was also temporarily disrupted as both vehicles had come to rest on the CN Rail tracks.

Drive BC was reporting slippery conditions in the area at the time of the incident.

Police and Coroners Services investigations are both ongoing.

Reports indicate that a motor vehicle crash occurred the morning of Jan. 13 between Topley and Houston, causing a temporary closure of Highway 16.

“A vehicle and logging truck have been involved in a collision and the highway is closed in both directions. At this time there is no detour. It was reported at 7:24 a.m. and is 9-10 kilometers east of Houston on Highway 16,” RCMP Corporal Madonna Saunderson told Lakes District News.

The condition of the drivers involved is unknown at this time, but according to Saunderson, more info on the accident should be coming in shortly.


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