Highway 16 is closed after a vehicle incident. (DriveBC 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.

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