One woman dead after weekend crash south of Vernon

By 1075 Beach Radio News / Pete McIntyre
January 7, 2019 - 2:12pm

VERNON, B.C. — A crash south of Vernon Sunday killed one person.

RCMP say just after 3:00 p.m., three vehicles collided on Highway 97 near Birnie Road, taking the life of a woman.

“Upon officers arrival, good Samaritans were administering first aid to those injured, however one woman died as a result of her injuries. Other injured parties were transported to the nearest medical facility,” says Const. Kelly Brett.

Brett says witnesses say one vehicle was driving dangerously just before the crash occurred, with the investigation into the cause ongoing.

“A total of three vehicles and seven people were involved in the collision. At the time of writing, status of other injured parties is unknown,” says Brett.

No other details have been released.

The road’s southbound lanes were closed for several hours, re-opening around 11:00 p.m. Sunday night.

Three other people died in crashes in BC over the weekend in Field, Fernie and Richmond.

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