Ladysmith woman dies in her car

Passerby finds woman driver unresponsive after car goes off road south of Nanaimo.

Paramedics and firefighters were unable to revive a 42-year-old Ladysmith woman found slumped over in her car south of Nanaimo Tuesday.

Emergency crews were called out at about 6:20 p.m. after a motorist spotted a red Ford Focus that had run into thick bushes off Yellow Point Road, near Gould Road West in Cedar.

The motorist stopped to check the car and found the woman slumped over and unresponsive in the driver’s seat.

Police said the victim, who’s name was not released, might have suffered a medical trauma prior to the crash and that alcohol and speed did not appear to be factors.

Nanaimo RCMP Traffic Services along with the BC Coroner’s Office are continuing the investigation.