Police investigate serious motor vehicle incident near Horsefly

Police investigate serious motor vehicle incident near Horsefly

Life lost in Horsefly crash

The driver of a truck died at the scene of a single vehicle rollover on Horsefly Road early Saturday morning, police confirmed Saturday afternoon.

District Advisory NCO Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said Williams Lake RCMP were called to the scene of the crash just before 1 a.m.

“When police arrived on scene they found a Toyota Tacoma pickup had left the roadway, rolled and collided with a BC Hydro pole. The crash broke off the power pole which landed on the driver’s compartment of the pickup,” Saunderson said.

“The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene and two passengers were taken to hospital with injuries that have been described as serious in nature. A fourth passenger was uninjured.”

Saunderson said a collision reconstructionist was called to the scene to assist the Williams Lake RCMP.

“The investigation is ongoing however, at this time, police believe alcohol to be a causal factor in the crash,” she said.

The crash resulted in the loss of power to 579 residents in the Horsefly area. The road was close to traffic in both directions as investigators gathered evidence and BC Hydro crews completed the installation of a new power pole.

“Names are not being released at this time. Police are asking anyone who may have information on this crash to call the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477.”