July 13, 2015 - 1:17 PM
VERNON - The B.C. Coroners Service has released the identities of two women who died in a head-on car accident in Vernon over the weekend.
They were Chantal Diane Bazin, 22, and Kayla Elizabeth Cartwright, 26, both from Kelowna.
According to a press release from the coroner Larry Marzinzik, Bazin was the driver, and Cartwright the front seat passenger. They were travelling southbound on Highway 97 at
approximately 11:50 p.m. when their vehicle slid across the centre line into the northbound lane, colliding with an oncoming vehicle.
Both died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were taken to hospital for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries.
The roads were wet at the time, and road conditions are being investigated as a possible factor in the incident, Marzinzik said.
Police and the coroners service continue to investigate. Both women's families have been notified of their deaths.
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