Mackenzie RCMP say speed and alcohol are considered as factors in a fatal crash near the community over the weekend.
Police were called out Saturday morning to a location along Highway 39 about two kilometres north of the Highway 97 junction.
Investigators say a truck had left the road and the driver was ejected when the vehicle hit the ditch.
A 27 year-old Nanaimo man died at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service is investigating.