Authorities investigate fatal motor-vehicle accident east of Sicamous

Body recovered from pickup truck in Perry River following search and rescue effort.

Authorities are investigating a fatal motor-vehicle accident after a pickup truck left a forest service road east of Sicamous and wound up in the Perry River.

Cpl. J.R. Lechky reported Monday that Sicamous RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the incident, which occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 18, on the North Fork Forest Service Road near Craigellachie.

A pickup truck was reported to have gone off the service road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest submerged in the Perry River.

“With the assistance of search and rescue, the lone occupant of the vehicle was located deceased and extracted from the river,” said Lechky.

Police are investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor in the incident.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

 

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