Vehicle crash takes Clearwater couple

One Clearwater resident was found deceased and another is still missing but presumed dead following a single vehicle accident

One Clearwater resident was found deceased and another is still missing but presumed dead following a single vehicle accident on Sunday evening.

According to Clearwater RCMP, a vehicle being driven northbound by Skye and Courtney Buck went out of control and off Highway 5 at Wolf’s Corner approximately 17 km south of Clearwater.

The vehicle went down a 30 m embankment and into the North Thompson River.Unfortunately, due to the time of night and dark lighting conditions, initial attempts to locate the vehicle were not successful.

The investigation and search for the vehicle resumed at daybreak, the following day.  Search and Rescue, RCMP Air Services, RCMP Dive Team, along with local RCMP members are continuing their search along the river. A Southeast District RCMP collision reconstructionist is assisting with the investigation.

At about 5 p.m. on Monday the searchers were able to recover the vehicle from the river. The body of one of the missing, Skye Buck, was recovered.

The search continued on Tuesday but, as of press-time, Courtney Buck had not been located.

“This is a truly tragic and unfortunate incident that is being felt throughout the entire community of Clearwater,” said Cst. Bart Doerr, Central Interior Traffic Services.

The investigation continues into the cause of the incident and police believe that road conditions played a factor in this tragic event.

Both Skye and Courtney Buck grew up in Clearwater. The couple were beginning their teaching careers and were prominent and well-liked members of the community.

 

 

Just Posted

Incumbents and acclaimed mayors win elections all across B.C.’s north

Fraser Lake saw their first female mayor elected

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

Editor, The Times

Democracy is fragile, needs tending

Trekking Tales

Trekking with a difference—Part two

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

B.C. cold case helps ‘60 Minutes’ explain genetic genealogy

An arrest in the 1987 double-murder of two people from Victoria was one of three examples highlighted in a segment you can watch here

Delivery of cannabis could be impacted by postal strike

BC Liquor Distribution Branch look at alternative third-party delivery services

Around the BCHL: Chilliwack Chiefs snag spot in CJHL national rankings

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the BCHL and the junior A world.

Rural regions get priority for B.C. referendum mail-out

Ballot security measures aim to protect against voter fraud

B.C.’s natural gas supply could see 50% dip through winter due to pipeline blast

It’s been two weeks since the Enbridge pipeline ruptured near Prince George on Oct. 9, sparking a large fireball

Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

Biggest myth: The advertised $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize and $620 million Powerball prize aren’t quite real

2 Canadians advance to finals at world wrestling championships

Olympic champion Erica Wiebe just missed joining them with a loss 3-1 to three-time world champion Adeline Gray of the United States in the 76-kg event

VIDEO: Fire destroys historic small-town B.C. restaurant

Two people were injured as fire ripped through the Hedley restaurant around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday

Most Read