Agencies continuing investigation into a fatal car accident in Oliver last week. Western News file photo

Investigation into Oliver fatal MVI continuing

Investigation into accident which killed an elderly woman ongoing

The Oliver RCMP and South Okanagan Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into a single vehicle fatal collision which occurred Thursday morning, on Hwy 97 and Road 18 in Oliver.

On Thursday November 9, 2017 at 9:56 am, the Oliver RCMP and BC Ambulance attended to a single vehicle collision which had occurred on Hwy 97 at Road 18.

The scene examination along with witness testimony confirmed that a sedan was parked on the side of the highway, when without notice it shot across the highway and struck a tree on the opposite side.

The impact caused extensive front end damage to the vehicle and uprooted the tree.

The 81-year-old female passenger was rushed to South Okanagan Hospital, where she was confirmed deceased. The 84-year-old male driver received minor injuries as result.

The RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services and the BC Coroners Services are continuing their investigation into the collision and the woman’s death.

No further information is being released at this time.

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