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Telkwa man killed in Monday crash near Smithers

A 61 year-old Telkwa man has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash near Smithers Monday night.

The BC Coroners Service says William Edward Gush was driving a pickup on Babine Lake Road, a logging route, when he stopped his vehicle at approximately 8:30.

As Gush got out and stood near his truck, investigators say he was hit by a second pickup heading the same direction along the road.

Mounties arrested the driver of the second truck and began an investigation for impaired driving causing death.

Police and the BC Coroners service are still investigating.

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