A West Kelowna woman who tried to help crash victims on the snowy Coquihlla highway was killed
after another driver plowed into the damaged vehicles.
The 54-year-old woman had been married only four months to her husband, who witnessed Sunday's fatal collision.
The woman was riding in a commercial lumber-hauling vehicle with her spouse when it was involved in a three-car crash near the Zopkis brake check. She got out to help two injured people inside a 2008 Toyota - a 66-year-old woman and 67-year-old man from Langley.
However, her rescue efforts were cut short when a West Kelowna man driving a 2008 Cheverolet struck the Toyota. She wasn't able to get out of the way.
The West Kelowna woman was taken to hospital in Hope where she died.Â Her name has not been released.
The Chevrolet driver stopped briefly down the road, but did not return to the scene. He drove to Hope where he attended the police detachment. He has been co-operating with investigators, police said.
Police say their early investigation reveals that it was snowing at the time of the collision, which may have been aÂ factor, along with driver inattentionÂ
Fraser Valley Traffic Services, provincial coroner and the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service are continuing their investigations.
AnyoneÂ who witnessed this
collision and has not spoken to the police, is asked to contactÂ Const. Laszlo Bali of the Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.