Fatal roll over on Bish Forest Service Road in Kitimat

A man from Victoria was pronounced dead after the truck he was driving lost control on Bish Forest Service Road.

Police say a 27-year-old Victoria man is dead following a roll over of the driver’s truck on Bish Forest Service Road Sunday.

The police received the report at 11:40 p.m. of the incident involving just one vehicle.

The truck was heading southbound and lost control around the seven kilometre mark. Police say the driver was ejected from his vehicle.

The driver was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead later at Kitimat General Hospital.

RCMP say alcohol, speed, and failing to wear a seatbelt are believed to be contributing factors in the incident.

The RCMP and the BC Coroner Service are continuing to investigate and at this time a name has not been released.

If anyone has further information on this they are encouraged to call the RCMP at 250-632-7111.

Bish Forest Service Road was re-opened to the public March 1 following the conclusion of most of the early works by Chevron which had been using the road to develop their site for the proposed Kitimat LNG project. The road itself is Crown Land, and Chevron has noted ever since its re-opening that the road’s use is at the public’s own risk, although it has been significantly upgraded over the past few years.