Single motor vehicle incident claims life of Castlegar man


2023-09-18 09:54 PDT

File # 2023-2937

On Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 8:35pm Castlegar RCMP were alerted to a motor vehicle collision that occurred approximately 10 kilometers on the Deer Park Forest Service Road.

A witness reported seeing a vehicles lights after hearing the sound of trees breaking which alerted them to the collision. The witness drove to an area where they could obtain cellular coverage and called emergency services.

Emergency services attended and located a pickup truck which had gone off the roadway and went down a 600-foot embankment.

The driver and lone occupant had been ejected from the vehicle. The 20-year-old Castlegar resident was located deceased on scene.

Castlegar RCMP are continuing to assist the BC Coroner Service in their investigation to determine contributing factors to the crash. No further information is available.

Released by:

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521


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