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Prince Rupert couple dies in accident west of Houston

A late night vehicle crash over the holidays claimed the life of a Prince Rupert couple.

Barry Gerald Lecuyer, 49, and his wife Terri Janna Lecuyer, were pronounced dead at the scene of a collision approximately 18 kilometres on Houston at approximately 10 p.m. on Dec. 29. Mr. Lecuyer was driving the couple's SUV westbound when the vehicle began spinning and lost control. At the time there was a Ford pickup truck traveling eastbound that was not able to avoid the collision, resulting in the pickup t-boning the SUV as it entered the eastbound lane. The fire department and BC Ambulance Service responded, but the couple succumbed to their life threatening injuries.

The two passengers in the pickup were transported to Bulkley Valley District Hospital with serious, non-threatening life injuries.

Houston RCMP confirm that foggy and icy road conditions played a factor in the accident. The road was closed for a number of hours as a collision analyst and Smithers Traffic Services.

As of Dec. 31, the BC Coroners Service and the RCMP continued to investigate the death.

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