VERNON — Update: Poor road conditions are to blame for last evening’s accident on Highway 6 in Coldstream that took the life of an 18 year old Vernon woman.
RCMP Constable Kelly Brett says the accident just after 6 p-m at the junction with the King Edward Forest Service Road involved a minivan and a pickup truck.
“Through investigation we’ve learned that the driver of the minivan lost control due to poor weather, crossed the centre line of the highway and was broadsided by the truck which was westbound. The minivan was eastbound.”
The young woman who died was driving the minivan.
“The surviving passenger of the minivan was a 12 year old Vernon girl as well. She received minor injuries. The driver of the truck was a 67 year old Vernon male who suffered minor injuries as well.”
Constable Brett says the combination of low lighting, snow and slush contributed to the crash.
“Even the emergency personnel responding, that included fire, ambulance and police, had to drive very slow on the highway just to reach the accident. It was very, very slippery.”
The names of those involved in the accident won’t be released.
Earlier: It's not clear if road conditions played a role in a 2 vehicle collision last night in Coldstream that resulted in the death of a young woman.
Police say the 18 year old was in one of two vehicles that collided on Highway 6 at the junction of the King Edward Forest Service Road just after 6 pm.
Police have not said if anyone else was injured.
They only advised that motorists use extreme caution when traveling on the Highway as road conditions can be very poor.
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