Police Report – slippery roads and unsafe drivers

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment.

Tow truck in head on collision

Nov. 21 at 9:45 am police attended a collision on Hwy 99 in the Hat Creek area between a pickup truck and a tow truck with a flatbed. Road conditions at the time were slippery with compact snow covering the highway. A 46 year old female passenger in the pickup truck was taken to the Ashcroft hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The driver, a 44 year old Cache Creek man, was charged with passing while unsafe. The accident disabled both vehicles and they had to be towed. The driver of the tow truck, a 59 year old Lillooet man, was not injured.

Residential fence damaged

Nov. 21 police received a complaint of a damaged chain link fence at a Cache Creek residence. It is suspected that a vehicle ran into the fence, perhaps overnight on Nov. 17. There are no suspects in the case.

Hit and run accident

Nov. 21 at 9 pm police attended a collision on Barnes Lake Rd. near the Woods Creek Forest Service Rd. after a pickup truck parked at the side of the road was hit by another pickup. The second pickup truck had expired plates and the driver failed to stop. The first vehicle was stopped, waiting for a tow truck, after his 2011 Toyota Tacoma lost control in the icy road and slid into the ditch while hauling a trailer. The 40 year old Brackendale man managed to drive out of the ditch and haul the trailer out as well, but he damaged his truck in the process. While waiting for the tow truck, a white Ford F250 with a crew cab and a short box, BC plate 062 VMR approached and slid into him. The Ford’s driver did not stop at the scene as required. The matter is still under investigation.

Missing man brought home

Nov. 23 at 1:50 pm Ashcroft RCMP assisted Lytton RCMP in locating a missing Cache Creek man and transporting him back home. The 55 year old man was reported missing on Nov. 22. He was located on the highway, hitchhiking and escorted home.

Deer collision

Nov. 26 at 7:30 am police received a report of a single vehicle collision with a deer on Hwy 1 east of Cache Creek by the mushroom compost facility. The 50 year old Cache Creek man reported that his vehicle was still drivable, but he was concerned about the health of the animal. The deer could not be located.

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