Merritt man killed in northern BC logging truck crash

By Greg Fry
March 7, 2018 - 3:30pm

FORT ST. JAMES — A logging truck crash in northern BC has claimed the life of a Merritt man.

Police say it happened early Wednesday just after 6 a.m. on the 100 Forest Service Road north of Fort St. James.

"On scene police discovered that a loaded logging truck had gone off the road and down a 15-foot embankment," says North District Cpl. Madonna Saunderson. "The crash caused the logs to shift into the cab, trapping the driver. The driver, and lone occupant, a 44 year old man from Merritt, was pronounced deceased at the scene."

The man's identity has not been released.

She says the investigation is ongoing and police continue to gather forensic evidence to help determine the cause.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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