Three dead in backcountry accident

Three young Lytton adults are dead and a teen was seriously injured when their truck went off the down and down an embankment.

  • Jun. 18, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Three young Lytton adults are dead and a 16 year old was seriously injured after the group’s pickup truck went off the road and down a steep embankment in the Botanie Valley last Thursday.

In the afternoon of June 11, Lytton RCMP received a report of three missing people who were due to return from the Pasulko Lake area where they had been foraging for food. An initial search of the area came up empty. The search resumed the following day with assistance from the Pemberton Search and Rescue, an RCMP Helicopter from Kamloops, and community members including family members.

A vehicle associated to the missing group was quickly located down an embankment with two women and one man, all in their 20s, located deceased at the scene. The teenager was found in the truck and had to be extricated.

The investigation into the crash is in the preliminary stages and the causal factors are not yet known.

The identities of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. All were from the Lytton area.