Severe weather blamed for fatality on Highway 97 at Crystal Waters Rd.

Vernon woman dies in hospital after crashing into rock wall.

Last Friday, Jessica Rose Eaman, 26, from Vernon died from the injuries she suffered in a crash on Highway 97 North.

On Thursday, March 15 at 3:15p.m., the Lake Country RCMP received a report of a serious single-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters Road.

The driver was traveling northbound on the highway in a brown Mazda pickup when a sudden, severe, heavy rainfall began.

Apparently, the truck suddenly veered across oncoming lanes, hit a cement curb and then launched into the air.

The truck then hit a rock wall, collapsing the roof on the driver’s side.

The woman, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, suffered massive head injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to Kelowna General Hospital, where she lay in critical condition until succumbing to her injuries.

No one else was injured in the crash.

The police are saying weather and road conditions are considered to be the main contributing factors in this crash.