Single vehicle roll-over on Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke claims the life of a young woman

This winter has seen numerous accidents long the stretch of highway between 3 Valley Gap and Malakwa.

Eagle River, 33 km west of Revelstoke. Photo: DriveBC webcam.

The Trans-Canada Highway west of Revelstoke continues to be a treacherous stretch of road for drivers this winter. A 26-year-old woman from Salmon Arm succumbed to injuries after her Jeep rolled over an embankment near Eagle River while travelling west along the Trans Canada Highway. The white 2015 Jeep Pariot came to a stop when it struck a tree, 25 meters from the roadway.

An RCMP media statement says the incident occurred at approximately 3:45 a.m. on Monday, March 12. Passing motorists attempted to assist and contacted police.

Revelstoke RCMP, Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance Service responded to the incident. It was determined the female driver was the lone occupant of the vehicle. Revelstoke Fire Rescue Service provided first aid, however the woman succumbed to her injuries.

“The RCMP Revelstoke Detachment, RCMP Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services and RCMP Trans Canada East Traffic Services all continue to conduct the investigation into the cause of the incident,” Revelstoke RCMP Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky said in the media statement.

The roadway was closed intermittently for the initial emergency response, for the extraction of the vehicle and the motor vehicle collision scene analysis.

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