News

Highway 6 fatality investigated

A Nakusp woman has been identified as the victim of a single-vehicle rollover accident on Highway 6 Sunday morning.

The accident happened at about 9 a.m., 41 kilometres east of Lumby near Angel Falls.

Two women in an SUV were heading toward Nakusp when the vehicle went into a ditch and rolled.

The 52-year-old driver was killed while a 15-year-old girl, believed to be the woman’s daughter, was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Speed appears to be a factor in this accident,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

Asked if both women were wearing seatbelts, Molendyk said yes, but he added that the preliminary investigation indicates the driver may have been wearing the seatbelt incorrectly.

No names have been released.

The RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate the accident.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP seek missing Coldstream man
 
Noonan garners provincial honour
 
School board cautious over Lavington pellet plant
BCTF executive recommends six-year teacher deal
 
A new peace? Six-year deal for B.C. teachers
 
Terry Fox run has strong showing
Cops for Cancer Tour de North wraps up in Prince Rupert on Thursday
 
Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast
 
Ski Heritage Week in Fernie, celebration of 50 years of Skiing

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 14 edition online now. Browse the archives.