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Identity of Highway 97 crash victim confirmed
The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a
woman who died after a motor vehicle incident at Wood Lake on Dec.
19 as Elly Collins, 59, from Salmon Arm.
Collins was the driver and sole occupant of a vehicle that was
involved in a single-vehicle incident on Highway 97 at Wood Lake in
the early afternoon.
Collins was heading northbound on Highway 97 when her vehicle went out of control and into the
lake. Passersby and first responders made heroic efforts to get
Collins out of the lake, but it was several minutes before she could
be extricated from the vehicle.
She was rushed to hospital in
Kelowna, but resuscitation efforts were not successful.
The Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.