Vernon woman killed in Highway 97 crash identified

Police and coroner investigating accident near Crystal Waters Road in Oyama

  • Mar. 18, 2012 8:00 p.m.

UPDATE, MONDAY, 12:10 P.M.  Police have now released the name of the Vernon woman killed in the accident, Jessica Rose Eaman, 26...

A Vernon resident has died from critical injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Oyama Thursday.

A 26 year-old woman received head injuries after her Mazda pickup left its northbound lane on Highway 97, near Crystal Waters Road, at about 3:15 p.m.

“Apparently, the truck suddenly veered across oncoming lanes and hit the cement curb, launching it up into the air,” said Cst. Kris Clark, Lake Country RCMP spokesperson.

“The truck then hit the rock wall, collapsing the roof on the driver’s side.”

The woman, who was the lone occupant of the vehicle, was taken to Kelowna General Hospital. She succumbed to her injuries late Friday.

The RCMP and the coroner continue with the investigation.

“Weather and road conditions are considered to be the main contributing factors in this crash,” said Clark.