Identity of Highway 97 crash victim confirmed

A 59-year-old Salmon Arm woman was the lone occupant of a vehicle that crashed into Wood Lake on Dec. 19.

  • Dec. 28, 2012 8:00 p.m.

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.

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