Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a third motor-vehicle accident fatality in the Kamloops area in as many days.
Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said a woman in her 60s died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Wednesday (April 28) on Highway 5 west of the city, near the Highway 1 exit to Cache Creek.
At about 11 a.m., the Tk’emlups RCMP rural detachment responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of the highway. Evelyn said the crash was reported to police by a passerby, who saw a vehicle in the ditch.
“Emergency responders provided medical attention to a woman in her 60s, who was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene,” Evelyn said, noting the vehicle involved is an older-model blue four-door Ford Explorer.
Two southbound lanes and one northbound lane of Highway 5 were closed while police investigated.
Police are asking for anyone who witnessed the vehicle go into the ditch, or anybody who has dash camera footage available, to call Tk’emlups RCMP at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2021-13394.
The death on Wednesday comes a day after a man in his 70s died after losing control of his motorcycle on the Halston Bridge and two days after a man in his 60s from Aldergove was killed in a collision between two semi-tractor units on the Coquihalla Highway between Kamloops and Merritt.
All three accidents and deaths are under investigation by RCMP and the BC Coroners Office.