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Single fatality in four-car accident on Hwy 1 in Golden

Golden RCMP and East Trans Canada Traffic Services are investigating a four vehicle collision which took the life of a Calgary woman.

The Golden RCMP and East Trans Canada Traffic Services are currently investigating a four vehicle collision which took the life of a Calgary woman.

At around 4:15 p.m. on Saturday May 12 the Golden RCMP responded to a collision involving four vehicles, one km West of Golden on Hwy 1.  Traffic investigators were required to close the highway for seven hours.

Preliminary findings indicate that a Chevrolet Impala driven by a 68-year-old woman from Calgary was eastbound when she crossed the centerline and struck a westbound Toyota truck. The woman in the Chev Impala was the sole occupant and received life-threatening injuries to which she succumbed to, after being air lifted to Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital.

The two occupants of the Toyota pick up were also injured and transported by ambulance to hospital for treatment. A commercial truck and a third passenger vehicle were also involved, with those occupants receiving only minor injuries.

Weather and road conditions at the time of the crash were reported to be dry and warm. The RCMP Traffic Services and BC Coroners Services are continuing their investigations.