24-year-old woman dies following vehicle collision in Courtenay

24-year-old woman dies following vehicle collision in Courtenay

A 24-year-old woman has died following a Monday evening vehicle collision in Courtenay.

Comox Valley RCMP says that officers have launched an investigation into the crash, which occurred at approximately 6:18 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4.

Police say they received multiple 911 calls to report the collision, which occurred on Veterans Memorial Parkway in Courtenay.

According to RCMP, when officers arrived at the scene, the driver of a heavily damaged Honda Civic was receiving medical assistance from paramedics and firefighters who were attempting to save the 24-year-old’s life.

The woman was transported to hospital where authorities say she succumbed to her injuries.

“Several witnesses told investigators that they observed the Honda Civic suddenly veer into the oncoming lane of traffic before colliding with a full-sized pickup truck towing a travel trailer,” said Cst. Monika Terragni, Comox Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer.

“Investigators are being assisted by a traffic analyst from the BC Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstruction Service as the exact cause of the collision continues to be examined,” she added.

The driver of the pickup truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was also transported to hospital.

The BC Coroners Service has been notified and has launched its own concurrent fact-finding investigation into the death of the driver.

Comox Valley RCMP is currently asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or that might have dashcam footage of the collision to contact them at 250-338-1321.


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