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3 killed in car crash

Three people are dead and another injured after a vehicle incident near Lytton, BC.

According to CTV Vancouver, the crumpled car and its four occupants were found on Thursday, down a steep embankment near the community located west of Merritt.

Police have not released any names, but Lytton Mayor Jessoa Lightfoot says all of the individuals lived in the area. One may have been a teenager and the others are believed to be in their early 20’s.

"It just feels heavy, you know, all of us that knew them," said Lightfoot. 'It's just, you know, it's just a big weight. It's just sad."

RCMP Cst. Kris Clark said members of the Lytton RCMP detachment received a report Wednesday of three missing persons who were supposed to return from a trip to the Pasulko Lake area.

They launched a search, which resumed on Thursday and included search-and-rescue volunteers, an RCMP helicopter from Kamloops and community members.

Lightfoot believes the group had been out picking wild potatoes, a traditional food for local First Nations.

The surviving member of the group was found with serious injuries, but is expected to survive.

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