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Update: Fatal collision in Quesnel claims three lives
Shortly after 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, Quesnel RCMP received a report of a head on collision on Highway 97 south of Sales Road.
Investigation has determined that a pickup truck travelling northbound crossed the center line colliding head on with a southbound sport utility vehicle. The collision claimed the lives of the 48 year old male driver of the pickup truck (Kelowna residents), the 73 year old female driver of the SUV (New Hazelton resident) and her 70 year old female passenger (Kelowna resident).
All casualties were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Quesnel RCMP investigators are being assisted by North District Traffic Services Collision Reconstructionist and Traffic Analyst who are currently still on scene.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation, but alcohol is NOT believed to be a factor.
Weather conditions at the time of the collision were cool with very dense fog and limited visibility.