Unknown number of dead in Highway Four crash

The number of dead isn't known in the fiery crash of a single vehicle Sunday afternoon on Highway 4 outside of Port Alberni.

The number of dead isn’t known in the fiery crash of a single vehicle Sunday afternoon on Highway 4, the BC Coroners Service said.

Emergency crews from the Port Alberni Fire Department responded to reports of an accident at 3:19 p.m. 45-kilometres west of Port Alberni, said Captain Les Norden with the Port Alberni Fire Department.

Firefighters found a single vehicle off the road and in flames. The vehicle had three occupants, all of who were still inside the car when firefighters doused the flames, Norden said.

Norden wouldn’t confirm the occupants’ conditions, but said extrication was not performed.

A BC Coroners Service spokesperson confirmed it attended the scene, but the number of fatalities or identities of the victims has not been confirmed.

A spokesperson from BC Ambulance confirmed that two ambulance vehicles and a helicopter were sent to the same accident scene but that neither transported anyone to hospital.

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