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One person is dead following an early morning crash on Highway 4 in Port Alberni on Thursday.

In a media release, Port Alberni RCMP said they were called just after 1 a.m. to assist the Port Alberni Fire Department at a single-vehicle collision on Highway 4 just west of the Chamber of Commerce.

According to RCMP, the moving van was traveling eastbound on Highway 4 when it left the roadway to the south, striking a fence and coming to a stop off the road.

Occupants of a vehicle behind the van stopped to assist and called 911.

Paramedics treated the occupant of the van who was in obvious medical distress, however, despite all resuscitation attempts, the person died of their injuries.

Another occupant of the van was uninjured and did not require medical assistance.

The area of the incident adjacent to Highway 4 was closed for the initial investigation and has been reopened.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and no other details were released.

Investigators are asking anyone with any information about the driving behaviour of this moving van, or the occupants prior to the collision to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at (250) 723-2424.

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