Kamloops man killed in crash up north

A 20-year-old Kamloops resident is one of two men who died earlier this week near Dease Lake when their truck went off the road.

Andrew Rhys Norquay was behind the wheel of a southbound gray 2007 GMC pick up truck on Highway 37 Tuesday at about 1 p.m.

He and passenger Bryson Foley, 26, of Hickson, B.C., were both found dead at the scene after the truck lost control and went off the road about 24 km south of Dease Lake.

The highway was closed for several hours Tuesday while RCMP conducted their investigation.

Dease Lake RCMP, North District Traffic Services and the Coroner's Service continue to look into the crash. Road conditions were good at the time.

Northern regional coroner Shane DeMeyer said Friday toxicology tests are being conducted on the driver, as is done in any fatal motor vehicle accident. Those results will take about six weeks.

The RCMP are looking into the truck's mechanical condition and are asking for any witnesses to call the Dease Lake detachment at 250-771-4111.

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