One dead after MVA on Alberni logging road

One man is dead and another man is seriously injured after a four-by-four pickup truck rolled over on a logging road in Port Alberni.

Emergency personnel responded to calls about the accident on a Stirling Arm main logging road near Sproat Lake main at 5:20 p.m. Sunday evening, RCMP Cpl. Colin Banks said.

A Ford four-by-four with two 27-year-old male occupants from Nanaimo lost control and rolled into a ditch.

Neither man was wearing a seatbelt and both were thrown from the vehicle.

“The passenger was thrown clear of the vehicle, but the driver was thrown into the path of it and ended up pinned underneath it when it rolled on top of him,” Banks said.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger was airlifted to hospital in Victoria with non-life-threatening but serious injuries.

A cause hasn’t been determined yet. “We don’t know as of yet why the driver lost control,” Banks said. “We don’t think alcohol is involved though.”

RCMP collision re-construction officials and the B.C. Coroner’s Service are investigating the incident.

The men were on a weekend fishing trip in Port Alberni.

A cousin of one of the four-by-four occupants was driving in front of them when the accident happened.

“He saw it happen in the rear-view mirror,” Banks said.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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