RCMP and the BC Coroners Service probe fatal crash near Houston


2020-10-09 16:18 HAP

Dossier nº 2020-1902

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RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal motor vehicle collision discovered along Michelle Bay Forest Service Road outside of Houston.

On October 9, 2020 shortly before 8 a.m., Houston RCMP received a report from a commercial truck operator who encountered a collision scene just past the 30 kilometer mark of North Road, also known as Michelle Bay FSR. Emergency first responders attended the crash site where they found an individual who was declared deceased at the scene.

The deceased, whose family has been notified of his passing, has been identified by investigators as a man in his 50’s.

North Road was closed in both directions for much of the day to allow investigators to fully examine the scene. A specially trained collision scene investigator with the RCMP Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Services (ICARS) was called in to aid in the still ongoing investigation.

The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is also conducting an independent and concurrent fact-finding investigation into the man’s unexpected death.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to call the Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204.

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Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

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