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Impaired driving suspected in fatal crash near Smithers

RCMP says a driver is under investigation for being impaired after a fatal crash in the Smithers area Monday night.

Mounties say two vehicles crashed shortly after 9 p.m. along a remote stretch of Babine Lake Road about 25 km from Smithers.

Emergency crews found the driver of one of the vehicle dead at the scene. Police arrested the driver of the second vehicle.

Investigators say the accused was treated in hospital and then transferred back to police while the probe continues.

No other details, including the identity of the deceased driver, have been released.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating.

It’s been a deadly long weekend on northern BC roads.

A 47 year-old Smithers area man died and three others were injured in a single vehicle crash in Moricetown Saturday afternoon.

Two 18 year-old Mackenzie men died in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 north of Prince George early Friday morning.

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