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Speed cause of fatal single vehicle collision near Hedley

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 12th, 2011

Excessive vehicle speed was a factor in the death of 24-year-old woman near Hedley.

Princeton RCMP and South Okanagan Traffic Services continue to investigate the fatal single vehicle collision that occurred Thursday evening along Highway 3, near Hedley, three hours west of Nelson.

Princeton RCMP attended to the scene of the collision at around 7:30 pm Thursday evening 20 km east of Princeton on Highway 3.

Investigators believe that speed was a contributing factor to the crash. The 2010 Honda Civic driven by a 25-year-old Korean national male, at a high rate of speed, entered into a curve and went off road left.

The car slid sideways in the ditch for a distance of approximately 50 metres and dug in, causing it to tumbled several times. The 24-year-old female passenger was ejected from the vehicle and was fatally injured when the vehicle rolled over.

The male was transported to Penticton Regional Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. RCMP Traffic Services and the BC Coroners Service are continuing their investigations into the fatal collision.

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