Fatal accident claims Campbell River woman

A vehicle rollover near Rosewall Creek ended in tragedy Tuesday

  • Sep. 8, 2011 5:00 a.m.

A vehicle rollover near Rosewall Creek ended in tragedy Tuesday.

Ruth Oppel was a passenger in the vehicle and died as a result of the accident.

Barbara Enger was the driver, and was seriously injured but is expected to recover.

Both women are from Campbell River.

While travelling southbound on Highway 19 at about 5:40 a.m. on Tues. Sept. 6, Enger swerved to miss a deer, according to a news release by Const. Kristi Martin of Comox Valley RCMP.

Enger then lost control of the vehicle, which slid into the median ditch, and flipped over several times before coming to rest on its roof.

Both women were wearing their seat belts, and speed and alcohol were not factors in this accident, Martin said.

Martin asks anyone who may have witnessed this accident to call the Comox Valley RCMP Traffic Services at 250-338-1321.

 

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