A 34-year-old Surrey, B.C. woman died in a head-on collision with a commercial truck on the Trans-Canada Highway between Revelstoke and Golden on the morning of Saturday, April 2.
Golden RCMP say the three-vehicle incident happened about 35 kilometres west of Golden at about 9 a.m.
Police say the woman was a passenger in a westbound minivan that lost control, crossed the centre line and collided with an oncoming commercial truck. After impact, the minivan then rebounded into a third vehicle that was also heading westbound.
Two small children were travelling in the minivan. One was treated for non life threatening injuries at Golden General while the other was reported to be ‘badly shaken” by the incident, RCMP report.
The drivers of the minivan and the truck were injured. The minivan driver was flown to Golden General Hospital with “serious but non-life threatening” injures, stated Golden RCMP spokesperson Cst. G. Burlock.
“Conditions at the time involved extreme winter driving conditions including poor visibility, heavy snowfall and snow and slush-covered roads,” Burlock writes in a statement. “Causal factors at this time appear to be road conditions, speed and inadequate tires.”
The identity of the victim is not being released until next of kin are notified.
RCMP and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate.