On Thursday, May 3, at 2:30 am, officers from the Ashern and Lundar RCMP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 6 at Auction Mart Road, located just south of the community of Ashern.
Investigators have determined that a SUV with two occupants, a 42-year-old female driver from Powerview, and a 53-year-old male passenger from Hollow Water First Nation, was travelling northbound when it rolled into the ditch.
The driver, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and transported to hospital in critical condition, where she succumbed to her injuries. The passenger was not injured. It is unclear at this time whether he was wearing a seatbelt.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.
Officers from the Ashern Detachment along with an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.