Clinton RCMP investigating fatal collision


2021-07-13 13:49 PDT

File # 2021-423

The Clinton RCMP is investigating a collision that claimed a man’s life on Monday afternoon.

Just before 4 p.m. on July 12, front line officer(s) from the Clinton RCMP for a report of a two vehicle collision, on 83 Mile Road near Begbie Road in 70 Mile House.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that a pick-up truck had collided with a fire truck, and the driver of the pick-up had been fatally injured. The 64-year-old, 70 Mile resident was pronounced dead at the scene by BC Emergency Health Services.

Acting Corporal Marika Masters of the Clinton RCMP states, While the cause of the collision remains under investigation, initial investigation leads us to believe the pick-up was traveling eastbound when it veered into the westbound lane of the fire truck. The driver of the fire truck was unable to avoid the collision, and the pick-up collided with the fire truck behind the cab.

The BC Coroners Service is conducting its own investigation into the circumstances around the man’s death.

The man will not be identified.

Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
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