UPDATE: Name released in Hwy. 33 fatality

Alexandra Nyuli, 21, is the woman who died after her car rolled down a 100m embankment off Hwy. 33 Wednesday.
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KELOWNA - The name of the 21-year-old Kelowna woman who died Wednesday afternoon after her vehicle went off the road and down a steep embankment has been released.

Alexandra Paulina Nyuli, aged 21, of Kelowna was the driver and sole occupant of a car that left the roadway and rolled more than 100 metres down an embankment. She was found deceased at the scene.

Global Okanagan reports she is the daughter of Joe Rich Fire Chief Curtis Nyuli, who was one of the first responders called to the scene.

The accident happened near the 6900-block of Highway 33 East just after 4 p.m. Police found tire tracks that led them to a Mitsubishi Lancer approximately 250 feet down the embankment.

The reasons for the crash are not yet known but RCMP and Collision Analysts are assisting the Coroners Service in the investigation.

The highway was down to a single lane while crews recovered the vehicle.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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