Rollover kills pas­sen­ger

The Prince George Citizen - - Local -

North District RCMP say speed and al­co­hol may have played roles in a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle rollover that killed a 21-year-old Vale­mount woman on Wed­nes­day evening.

The woman was ejected from the ve­hi­cle when it went off the road on High­way 16 by the Penny Ac­cess Road east of Pur­den Lake, Cpl. Madonna Saun­der­son said.

She said the ve­hi­cle was seen pro­ceed­ing in an er­ratic man­ner prior to the crash and when po­lice ar­rived they found it in a ditch on its roof. The woman was air­lifted to hospi­tal where she later died.

The driver, a 41-year-old man also from Vale­mount, suf­fered mi­nor in­juries. Names of the two were not pro­vided.

RCMP were called to the scene just after 5 p.m. and the stretch re­mained closed for about six hours in both di­rec­tions to al­low in­ves­ti­ga­tors to gather evidence. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues, Saun­der­son said.

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