Cars line up on Hwy. 16 near Babine Forest Products

Cars line up on Hwy. 16 near Babine Forest Products

Fatal accident on Highway 16 east

On Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 at 5:55 a.m., the Burns Lake RCMP was dispatched to a single vehicle roll over collision on Hwy. 16.

On Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 at 5:55 a.m., the Burns Lake RCMP was dispatched to a single vehicle roll over collision on Hwy. 16 by Augier Main Forest Service Road.

BC Ambulance and Burns Lake Fire Rescue arrived prior to the police officers and determined the sole occupant – an 18 year old man was deceased at scene. Local RCMP have confirmed the victim was not a local resident.

The highway was closed for over 10 hours while traffic was detoured through the Babine Forest Products mill yard.

According to Cpl. D.J. (Dave) Tyreman, the investigation is still in its early stages and the cause of the collision is undetermined at this time.