Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that the driver of the vehicle died in the collision. In fact, it was the passenger who died.
A woman was killed and another taken to hospital in a fatal collision on Highway 1 early Friday morning.
It happened about 20 kilometres west of Field, B.C. — an area that has been pummeled by hazardous weather in recent days.
B.C. RCMP spokesperson Dawn Roberts said a passenger vehicle collided with a semi-trailer.
The driver was taken to Calgary Foothills hospital in serious condition, and her female passenger died at the scene.
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Roberts said Mounties are working with the BC Coroners Service as well as police in Alberta to try and make a positive ID on the victim.
But she said both women are believed to be from Alberta, and potentially the Airdrie area.
“The conditions at the time of the crash were quite difficult. We had a lot of treacherous weather conditions in that span over the last 48 hours — a combination of both snow and rain,” said Roberts.
Roberts said the collision affected traffic on the highway for about six hours, and that it fully reopened about 7:30 a.m. MT Friday morning.