Highway 27 Fatal Crash

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Highway 27 Fatal Crash

Emergency crews were called to a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 27 near Airport Road around 9 this morning. According to RCMP, a south bound car was stopped on Highway 27 waiting to turn left onto Airport Road. A south bound logging truck stopped behind the car that was waiting to turn. A second southbound logging truck rear-ended the stopped logging truck which in turn struck the passenger car.  As a result of the collision the logging truck which had been struck from behind, was pushed into the northbound lane and collided head on with a northbound logging truck and went into the ditch. This logging truck caught on fire after the impact. One logging truck driver died at the scene and the drivers of the other two logging trucks appear to have non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the passenger car appears to be uninjured. The main highway connecting Fort St James and Vanderhoof is completely shut down in both directions and there are no detours available.  Although the crash remains under investigation , weather conditions at the time have been described as extremely poor.

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