University student identified as victim in traffic accident
A Thompson Rivers University student has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle accident last week on the highway between Kamloops and Vernon.
Vernon RCMP say Dina Luisa Salvatore, 37, died when her Chevy car collided with a Jeep towing a trailer that was headed toward Falkland.
Salvatore was alone in her vehicle.
The two occupants of the Jeep from the Aldergrove area we not injured.
Police were called to the accident at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.
It occurred on Highway 97, 4.2 kilometers on the Kamloops side of the four-lane stretch of highway between Falkland and Westwold.
“The traffic analyst was called to the scene and early indications are the Chevy crossed the centre line and struck the trailer that was being towed,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.
The road was bare and dry at the time.
Molendyk said the cause of the crash has not been determined yet and police and the coroner's service continue to investigate.
Police are asking anyone who may have seen the accident to contact them at 250-545-7171 and ask to speak to the traffic department.