Mother and child killed in collision near Sicamous
2022-02-17 15:45 PST
File # 2022-217
The Sicamous RCMP is investigating a collision earlier today that claimed the life of an Okanagan Falls woman and her child.
Just after 9 a.m. on February 17, 2022 frontline officers from the Sicamous RCMP were called to the 1800-block of the Trans Canada Highway for a report of a two vehicle collision between a pick-up and a semi-truck and trailer.
When officers arrived at the scene they found the occupants of a pick-up truck, a 45-year-old woman from Okanagan Falls and her child, had died.
Initial investigation has determined that the woman, who was traveling eastbound on the Trans Canada had lost control of her pick-up, veered into the westbound lane and into the path of the semi-truck and trailer. The semi driver attempted to avoid the collision but was unable to do so, and t-boned the pick-up.
The semi driver remained at the scene and is co-operating with the investigation, he was not injured.
Sgt. Murray McNeil states,
While the investigation remains in the very early stages, speed and alcohol have been ruled out and it appears that winter road conditions may have contributed to this tragic collision. Our thoughts are with the woman’s family at this very difficult time.
The woman and child will not be identified.
Sgt. Chris ManseauDistrict Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
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