Police investigate fatal collision: alcohol suspected

Port Hardy

2023-08-11 10:59 PDT

File # 2023-2759

RCMP in Port Hardy are investigating a single fatal vehicle collision on Holberg Rd, south of Port Hardy.

On August 11, 2023, just after 4:30 a.m., police were notified of a serious collision on Holberg Rd, a few kilometers off highway 19, just south of Port Hardy. Evidence gathered at the scene indicated that the driver, a 21-year-old man was trapped inside a black Mitsubishi Outlander and had to be extracted and transported to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The passenger, a 24-year-old man unfortunately died at the scene.

Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash, says Corporal Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the RCMP in British Columbia.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

Released by:

Cpl. Alex Bérubé
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District
2881 Nanaimo St, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z8
Office: 250-380-6110
Cell: 778-836-8153

Email: alex.berube@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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