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NEWS RELEASE · 9th November 2011
HAZELTON RCMP
UPDATE

On Nov. 9 at about 1 PM two tractor trailer units were involved in a collision on Hwy 16 approximately ˝ km East of Gitsegukla. 64 year old Donald Gibson of Red Deer, Alberta, died as a result of injuries sustained from the crash.

“The road conditions were very poor at the time of the collision. “ says Cst. Trevor Mack of the North District Traffic Services. This incident is still under investigation.

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2011-11-09 approx 1300 hours. Two tractor trucks crash on Hwy 16 Kitsegukla approx 20 km west of New Hazelton. One (1) person deceased, others injured.

Scene contained by New Hazelton members. Fire Rescue, Ambulance on scene. MOT, Hwy Maintenance, Coroner, Terrace-based Traffic Services & ICARS advised / enroute.

Hwy 16 blocked by crash, anticipated Hwy will be closed for a few hours.
Our tax dollaes
Comment by d St T on 10th November 2011
Well the road looks like our tax dollaes at work. There is absoulutleyno reason for the highway to be in such a deplorable state. The trucking companays should sue both the Maintenance Contractor and the ministry of so called TRANSPORTATION ( in other words the Ministry of do NOTHING ]