News

Salmon Arm crash victim identified

Police investigate the scene of a head-on collision on Monday at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97B. A woman who was experiencing chest pains before the crash, later died in hospital.  - James Murray/Observer
Police investigate the scene of a head-on collision on Monday at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97B. A woman who was experiencing chest pains before the crash, later died in hospital.
— image credit: James Murray/Observer

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after a two-vehicle collision at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97B on May 5.

The victim was Gloria Gail Boda, aged 65, of Salmon Arm.

Boda was the front-seat passenger in a Ford Fusion and had been experiencing chest pains just prior to the collision.

The Salmon Arm RCMP report the Ford was westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway with the driver intending on turning left onto Highway 97B, when he turned into the path of an eastbound Toyota Camry at approximately 2 p.m. Monday.

Both drivers sustained only minor injuries and all passengers were wearing seat belts.

Boda was immediately transported to Shuswap Lake General Hospital where efforts to resuscitate her were not successful.

Members of the RCMP’s Trans-Canada East Traffic Services were called in to review the collision and the investigation is ongoing, in conjunction with the BC Coroner's Service.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

No criminal charges against student responsible for bomb threat
 
Pukas an Internet sensation
 
Bridge sparks CSRD divide
Police called to fight in stands at minor hockey game
 
Budget deficit looming
 
Hot Heat set to host three
Familiar faces appointed to the Northwest Community College board table
 
Prince Rupert RCMP looking for assistance locating stolen carved mask
 
B.C. prison crowding probed by auditor

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.