Coroner releases identity of accident victim

The 21-year-old killed Wednesday afternoon in the single vehicle accident on Highway 33 East is Alexandra Nyuli of Kelowna.

  • Jan. 29, 2015 1:00 p.m.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after a motor vehicle incident near Kelowna on Jan. 28.

She was Alexandra Paulina Nyuli, 21, of Kelowna.

Nyuli was the driver and sole occupant of a car that, while proceeding along Highway 33 in Joe Rich, a small community just east of Kelowna, left the roadway and rolled more than 100 metres down an embankment. Nyuli was found deceased at the scene by emergency personnel who responded to the scene.

Global News had reported earlier this afternoon that Nyuli is the daughter of Joe Rich Fire Chief Curtis Nyuli.

Both the coroner and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate the accident.

Police had indicated earlier that the 21-year-old Nyuli was the lone occupant of the Mitsubishi Lancer went it veered off the road shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon and down a 250 embankment in the 6900 block of Highway 33 East.

The highway was closed for several hours while the RCMP traffic reconstructionist conducted a detailed scene analysis.

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