Prince Rupert man dies in early morning accident

On Nov. 24 at approximately 3:30 a.m, Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a complaint of a fatal single motor vehicle collision.

  • Nov. 24, 2013 8:00 a.m.

On Nov. 24 at approximately 3:30 a.m, members of the Prince Rupert RCMP responded to a complaint of a single motor vehicle collision in the area of Highway 16 and Frederick Street in Prince Rupert.

Upon arrival to the scene first responders located a blue Ford Ranger in a nearby ditch. Police then located a man who appeared to have been partially ejected from the vehicle and was deceased. The second occupant sustained minor injuries and has since been released from hospital.

Both of the occupants have been identified as being from the Prince Rupert area. A next of kin notification has been completed at this time; however police are not releasing any names out of respect for the families involved.

“It is with great sadness that we have to inform the community of this incident, and our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic event,” stated Const. Matt Ericson spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP.

“At this time it is far too early in the investigation to speculate as to the cause of this collision.”

A Traffic Analyst has attended and is currently investigating along with the Coroner Service of British Columbia.

As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information that leads to an arrest. We don’t want your name, just your information.

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