Malakwa woman killed in collision

RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigating cause of two-vehicle collision that occurred Saturday east of Sicamous.

RCMP Trans Canada East Traffic Services officers and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the cause of a collision that resulted in the death of a Malakwa resident.

RCMP Trans Canada East Traffic Services officers and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the cause of a collision that resulted in the death of a Malakwa resident.

A Malakwa resident is dead and another person is in hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle collision that occurred Saturday afternoon east of Sicamous on Highway 1.

Sgt. Rob Haney, unit commander with the RCMP Trans Canada East Traffic Services, reports a 74-year-old Malakwa woman died at the scene of the collision, which occurred on Highway 1 and Solsqua Road.

Sicamous RCMP and BC Ambulance received a report of the two-vehicle collision around 5 p.m. on Feb. 25.

In a Monday, Feb. 27 news release, Haney says Trans Canada East Traffic Services can confirm an eastbound Dodge Caravan, driven by the Malakwa woman, had crossed the centre line and collided with a westbound Subaru Forester.

“The 29-year-old female from the Subaru Forester was transported to hospital with serious injuries,” says Haney.

RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the collision and are assisting the BC Coroners Service.