Vehicle crash on icy highway claims life of Oak Bay woman

Car travelling south on Trans-Canada Highway struck by out-of-control car

A 55-year-old Oak Bay woman died and her 17-year-old daughter was taken to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops on Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 1, five kilometres north of Spences Bridge in B.C.’s southern Interior.

Lytton RCMP reported that a northbound GMC Tracker, driven by an 18-year-old Fort Langley man, lost control of his vehicle on icy road conditions and swerved into the path of a Saturn SL1 car being driven south by the woman.

The woman, whose name has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin, died at the scene, while her daughter was rushed to hospital by ambulance. The man driving the other car had to be extricated from his vehicle and was airlifted to hospital in Kamloops.

There was no word Thursday morning on the condition of either teen. The incident is still being investigated.

editor@oakbaynews.com

Just Posted

Vancouver Island homeowners buy more earthquake insurance than the rest of B.C.

Insurance Bureau of Canada says that’s because the perception of risk is greater on the Island

Missing 72-year-old man last seen in Langford

Albert Bedard has been missing since Oct. 12

West Shore teens fined for possession of pot on Wednesday

Two teens receive $230 fines for smoking pot in public

District of Oak Bay issues notice to cease tent city

The notice is effective immediately

Persons Day celebrates historic achievement of five suffragettes

Landmark case 89 years ago declared women “persons” making them eligible for the Senate

WATCH: Twelve Angry Jurors puts a new spin on an old tale

Canadian College of Performing Arts opens season with reworked version of Reginald Rose teleplay

Find your future at Black Press career fair in Victoria

More than 70 booths expected at Bay Street Armoury on Oct. 25

Jets score 3 late goals to beat Canucks 4-1

Winnipeg ends three-game Vancouver win streak

POLL: Do you support amalgamation for communities in the Capital Region?

Residents in Victoria and Saanich will be voting on Oct. 20 on… Continue reading

San Group announces plans to build new sawmill in Port Alberni

San Group has purchased 25 acres of Catalyst Paper land for expansion

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

Most Read