Westsyde Road crash claims woman's life

By Doug Collins / James Peters / Tanya Cronin
January 4, 2016 - 9:18pm Updated: January 5, 2016 - 10:44pm

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops family is in mourning after a serious accident on Westsyde road claimed the life of a young local woman.

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified 32-year old Carmela Nicole DeCicco of Kamloops as the victim of a crash.

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RCMP Corporal Jodi Schelkie says the accident took place at around 8p.m.

A southbound vehicle went out of control, crossed the centre line and went into the northbound lane, colliding with a northbound vehicle.

Cpl. Schelkie says the 32 year old female driver and lone occupant of the southbound vehicle was taken to Royal Inland Hospital, but succumbed to injuries and was pronounced dead at RIH.

The driver of the other vehicle involved didn't suffer any serious injuries.

Schelkie says traffic analysts are still investigating the cause.

She says weather may have been a factor, but it's too soon to tell.

North Shore roads were particularly slippery yesterday with the falling snow.

Westsyde Road was closed to all traffic for a time while emergency crews worked at the site, but Cpl. Schelkie says they were able to detour traffic around the accident scene.

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