A 66-year-old man critically injured in a single motor vehicle incident Wednesday near Williams Lake succumbed to his injuries, RCMP said Friday.
“Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident that occurred on the morning of Sept. 18 at 7:06 a.m. on Highway 97, near the Sugar Cane Reserve,” Const. Bob Meaver, Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services, stated in a press release.
A northbound vehicle crossed the centre line on to the southbound shoulder. The driver over-corrected, going back across both lanes of traffic and into the northbound ditch where his vehicle overturned and came to rest on its wheels.
“The 66-year old male driver and only occupant of the vehicle was taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital with serious injuries,” Meaver said. “He later succumbed to his injuries the following day.”
Meaver said the investigation of the MVI is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services at 250-392-8703.