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Freak accident kills tanker truck driver

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Freak accident kills tanker truck driver

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A tragic collision has killed the 25-year-old driver of a tanker truck after a trailer being hauled by a pickup came loose and flew into the path of the tanker.

Police said a pickup hauling a trailer containing oil field equipment was westbound on Cecil Lake Road while the tanker truck was going eastbound.

“The trailer, which contained oil field servicing equipment, became dislodged from the westbound pickup truck. The trailer then struck the east bound International tanker truck,” said an RCMP statement.

“As a result of the collision, the driver of the tanker truck immediately succumbed to his injuries. There were no other occupants in the tanker truck and the sole occupant of the Ford pickup was not injured,” RCMP said.

Police closed Cecil Lake Road to investigate the crash.

Both vehicle have been seized for inspection and no charges have been laid yet.

Police said the driver of the tanker truck killed in the crash had lived in the Fort St. John area.

No name was disclosed.

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