Four Injured in Highway Crash Near Kitwanga

Hillary Johnson & Kathy Brookes

Four people were sent to hospital after a single-vehicle crash on Highway 16 just east of Kitwanga yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened shortly before 1:00 pm and R.C.M.P. say one person was seriously injured and required a helicopter medivac. 

The cause of the accident is still under investigation and Corporal Madonna Saunderson says police aren't ruling anything out.

"The investigation is ongoing, although all causing factors are to be determined," said Saunderson. "The police have not yet ruled out alcohol impairment as a contributing factor."

Traffic was tied up for several hours as police and other first responders attended the scene. 

The current condition of the victims has not been released. 

Anyone who witnessed the crash is encouraged to call Hazelton R.C.M.P.

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