Castlegar woman dies from injuries sustained in May vehicle collision near Genelle

Trail RCMP: Genelle crash led to death of passenger, no criminal charges for driver

The 911 of a motor vehicle collision came into regional fire rescue at 12:14 p.m., May 31. Photo: Submitted

The 911 of a motor vehicle collision came into regional fire rescue at 12:14 p.m., May 31. Photo: Submitted

A 78-year-old Castlegar woman has died due to critical injuries sustained in a May 31 collision on Highway 22 near Genelle.

At the time of the incident, one occupant was extricated using the Jaws of Life and two patients were taken to hospital via ambulance.

According to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, the Trail RCMP were notified on July 19 that the passenger of a 2017 Hyundai Sonata involved in the crash had succumbed to her injuries. The actual date of the death is unclear.

He said the matter was referred to the BC Coroner’s Service after notification of the woman’s death.

The driver’s licence status of the 81-year-old Castlegar woman who was driving the vehicle is under review by the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, Wicentowich added.

Trail RCMP is not pursuing criminal charges against the driver in this incident.

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