Monday Morning Accident Claims Life Of Salmon Arm Woman

RCMP say that a 26 year old Salmon Arm woman died in Monday morning accident on Highway One, West of Revelstoke.

Police say that passing motorists called to report a vehicle over the embankment around 3:45AM, near Eagle Creek.

A Westbound 2015 Jeep Patriot had left the Highway, travelling about 25 metres before colliding with a tree.

First Aid was provided, but the lone female occupant passed away on scene.

RCMP Staff Sergeant Kurt Grabinsky has background on weather conditions at the time "Normal Winter driving conditions. Approximately -3. We've had a lot of melting and freezing again, however the roadway was fairly clear at that time."

The name of that victim has not been provided.

The RCMP's Collision Reconstruction and Traffic Services staff are now handling the investigation.