Spokin Lake Road was closed for much of the day Saturday afternoon as police investigated a fatal motor vehicle incident. Patrick Davies photo

UPDATE: Single vehicle rollover claims life of 46-year-old man

Williams Lake RCMP believe alcohol a factor in Spokin Lake Road MVI

A 46-year-old man from Chilliwack died following a single vehicle rollover on Spokin Lake Road on the weekend, RCMP said Monday.

Police responded to the report of the incident on Spokin Lake Road, off of the Horsefly Road, on Saturday morning at 7:16 a.m.

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson District Advisory NCO North District said when emergency services personnel arrived on scene they found a brown Ford pickup had rolled over and the driver and lone occupant was deceased on scene.

“The investigation is ongoing, however, police believe that alcohol was a factor in the crash,” Saunderson said.

RCMP closed Spokin Lake Road for several hours Saturday while members of the Prince George Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) investigated the scene.

DriveBC caused some confusion surrounding the incident Saturday by incorrectly posting that Horsefly Road was closed, when the incident actually occurred in the 3500 block of Spokin Lake Road.

Residents in the area have since told the Tribune the shoulders of the road and along driveways on Spokin Lake Road were sharp due to recent paving work.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or have information regarding this investigation are asked to call the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477


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Original story with updates

Update: 4:15 pm

Spokin Lake Road has been reopened. We have been in conversation with Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Jeff Pelley and he said no further information is being released at this time regarding the motor vehicle incident.

Update: 1 p.m.

Horsefly Road is not being impacted by a serious motor vehicle incident that occurred on Spokin Lake Road this morning.

It was originally reported on Drive BC that Horsefly Lake Road was closed, but that is not the case.

Williams Lake Tribune reporter Patrick Davies was on scene to confirm the road closure of Spokin Lake Road, and noted there are still flaggers stopping traffic.

RCMP members are still busy investigating the incident and were unable to answer any further questions from media.

Original story:

Police are investigating a serious motor vehicle incident that occurred on the Spokin Lake Road this morning.

Williams Lake RCMP and members of the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue were called to the scene in the 3500 block of Spokin Lake Road Saturday morning.

Staff Sgt. Del Byron said police are presenting investigating the incident, which occurred just before 7:30 a.m.

Members of the Prince George Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were dispatched to the scene Saturday morning.

Drive BC is reporting that Horsefly Road is closed in both directions with no detour not available. Next update time Sat Sep 15 at 1 p.m.

However, CRD director Joan Sorley has stated that Drive BC has incorrectly posted that closure. According to those in the area Horsefly Road is open.

The Williams Lake Tribune is awaiting word from the RCMP. We also have a reporter en route.

This story has been changed to reflect reports that the Horsefly Road may be open.


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