18-year-old Revelstoke woman dies following two-vehicle collision on Highway 97A near Sicamous

Slippery road conditions contribute to fatal collision south of Sicamous.

An 18-year-old Revelstoke woman is dead following a two-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon on Highway 97A.

Police say the 18-year old, who had been a passenger, died from her injuries after being transported to hospital.

The incident, reports Sgt. Carl Vinet, occurred about 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, 20 kilometres south of Sicamous.

Vinet says the driver of a mid-sized car heading south lost control on a slippery section of the road, and slid sideways into the path of an oncoming Suburban.

“The driver of the Suburban attempted to avoid the collision; however, was not able to do so and hit the passenger side of the car,” says Vinet.

Each vehicle had one passenger, and all four occupants, from Revelstoke, suffered undetermined injuries as from the collision. They were taken to Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm for treatment.

Vinet says it was later reported that an 18-year-old female, who had been sitting in the passenger seat of the mid-sized car, had died as result of her injuries.

“The Sicamous RCMP and Victim Services personnel have provided assistance to the family of the deceased and we express our deepest condolences to them for their terrible loss,” says Vinet.

Police continue to investigate the collision. Anyone with any information that might assist in this investigation is encouraged to call the Sicamous detachment at 250-836-2878, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.