Condolences are going out to the family of Paige Whitelaw, a 20 year-old Saltair woman, who was killed in a traffic accident in the early hours of Sunday, March 6, when the pick up truck she was a passenger in went off the road and rolled several times.
One other woman, also a passenger, was killed in the crash.
The accident took place at about 1:30 a.m. in Vernon, when a white 2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck, with five occupants, traveling eastbound on Highway 6, failed to make the curve. “The vehicle hit the shoulder and rolled several times,” said RCMP Sgt. Mike Moyer.
The two women were pronounced dead on scene the BC Coroners service confirmed Tuesday, March 8.
A 21-year-old Armstrong man driving the vehicle is under investigation. “There is indication that alcohol and speed could have been a contributing factor,” Moyer said.