Kamloops women killed in van crash
The investigation continues into an accident near Chase that killed two Kamloops seniors and sent two others to hospital with serious injuries.
Ruth Galics, 82, and Marie Brenholen, 73, died as a result of injuries sustained in the Friday, April 20, collision, according to regional coroner Mark Coleman.
The crash occurred when a Dodge Caravan driven by a 71-year-old Kamloops woman crashed into a rock face outside Chase at 11 a.m.
According to RCMP, the minivan veered off the road, crossed a raised traffic island and went into a ditch before hitting a rock face head-on.
The driver and another 71-year-old woman were airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital with serious injuries.
RCMP say road conditions were good at the time of the crash and neither alcohol or speed are believed to be factors. All occupants of the Dodge were wearing seatbelts.
The crash shut down Highway 1 for a short period of time, while nearby Squilax Anglemont Road was closed for more than 90 minutes while investigators completed a forensic examination of the scene.