2 dead after RV crashes into backcountry B.C. ravine

Two people are dead and two others are injured — one seriously — after a motorhome crashed into a ravine in southwestern B.C. this weekend.

2 dead, 2 injured after camper leaves road near Harrison Lake, B.C.

Sts'ailes Forestry Service Road, shown here in a 2009 government bridge inspection photo, is a remote dirt road north of Chilliwack popular with campers and offroaders. (B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)

Two people are dead and two others are injured — one seriously — after a motorhome crashed into a ravine in southwestern B.C. this weekend.

The four were travelling north on Sts'ailes Forestry Service Road, just west of Harrison Lake, around 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, when their vehicle broke through a bridge's safety barrier and plummeted into the ravine below, Chilliwack RCMP said.

An adult female and an adult male survived. The female suffered minor injuries, police said. The man suffered serious but non life-threatning injuries.

Several hours after the crash, one of the survivors flagged down a passerby, who telephoned for help, said Chilliwack RCMP Sgt. Mike Sargent.

Police said they found two adult males dead inside the wreckage.

Sargent said the cause of the crash has not been determined.

The crash occurred around the 30-kilometre mark of Sts'ailes Forestry Service Road, near Twenty Mile Bay.

Sts'ailes FSR, formerly known as Harrison West FSR, is a dirt road that runs north-south along the western shore of Harrison Lake, north of Chilliwack.