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Dead body found in car of single-vehicle crash near Port Alberni not related to collision


RCMP have a unique case on their hands following a single-vehicle collision near Port Alberni.

On Monday January 23rd, at about 6:30 p.m., RCMP were called to a  minor single-vehicle collision on Highway 4 near the Taylor River rest area, west of Port Alberni.

Upon arriving at the scene, police said they found the driver uninjured and a passenger, a man, deceased inside the vehicle.

Port Alberni RCMP says the cause of death is under investigation but is not believed to be related to the collision, noting next-of-kin notifications are in progress.

Police do not believe there is any danger to the public.

The BC Coroners Service is also conducting a parallel investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.

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