Tuesday, April 13

More Details on Fatal Accident Near Quesnel

A 72-year old Quesnel woman has been identified as the victim in yesterday morning’s fatal accident on Highway 97 just north of the city.

   RCMP say she was the driver of a southbound vehicle that lost control and crossed the center line colliding with the tractor unit of a northbound semi truck.

   The crash happened at around 9:45 Friday morning about 15 kilometres north of Quesnel.

RCMP say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

   Her name is not being released at this time out of respect for the grieving family.

   The collision remains under investigation and police say Highway 97 reopened at approximately 6pm yesterday evening.