A Kitimat woman is dead following a spectacular three vehicle accident on Highway 1 just west of Salmon Arm Wednesday evening.
Salmon Arm RCMP Sergeant, Eric Castle, says the accident occurred about 9 p.m. when a westbound White Ford SUV was spotted travelling in the on-coming lane.
"A grey Honda van travelling east on the Highway, driven by a Kitimat man, took evasive action but collided with the SUV," says Castle. A third vehicle, also travelling east, also collided with the Honda it was following."
He says all three vehicles involved extensive damage.
Castle says a Kitimat woman, in the front passenger seat of the Honda, died as a result of her injuries.
"The driver of the SUV is under investigation for impaired driving and is at present being held in Salmon Arm police custody."
No word on the condition of the other people involved.
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