A Prince Rupert woman has died as a result of a serious Hwy 16 collision last night, 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 her name.
The driver of the SUV was taken to hospital with serious 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. this morning.
RCMP are continuing their investigation.
A video of the scene was posted on Facebook by Ed Boulet, believed to be a truck driver from Prince Rupert.
“There is a car under the log truck,” Boulet said on his Facebook page.
Drive BC posted on twitter last night at 9:15 p.m. that Highway 16 was closed 30km west of Terrace.
The highway is now open but reduced to single lane traffic at two separate locations.
More to come.
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