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Body found after minor Port Alberni crash reported

Police say the death is not believed to be related to the crash.
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Port Alberni RCMP received a report about 6:30 p.m. Monday about a crash near the Taylor River rest area about 37 kilometres west of Port Alberni. TIMES COLONIST

A man was found dead Monday evening by Port Alberni RCMP after they responded to a report of a minor single-vehicle incident on Highway 4, but the death is not believed to be related to the crash.

Police received a report about 6:30 p.m. about a crash near the Taylor River rest area about 37 kilometres west of Port Alberni.

The driver was uninjured but a man inside the vehicle was dead.

Both police and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating, and next of kin is being notified.

Contact Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 with any information.

jbell@timescolonist.com