UPDATE: Woman who died in fiery crash near Oliver identified

Marissa Louie died when the pickup truck she was driving into a utility pole. The vehicle burst into flames on impact.
Image Credit: Facebook: Marissa Louie

UPDATE: 2:14 p.m. February 20, 2014

The woman who died in the crash near Oliver February 19 has been identified.

She was Marissa Mae Louie, 19, of Oliver.

No further details have been released about the cause of the single vehicle crash.


OLIVER - A crash near Oliver has taken the life of a 19-year-old woman.

Just past 6 p.m. February 19 Oliver and South Okanagan RCMP rushed to the scene of an accident on Hwy 97 at Road 13 near Oliver. A woman from Oliver was the sole occupant of a Ford pickup truck that crashed into a utility pole. The truck burst into flames on impact.

The woman was rushed to South Okanagan General Hospital by ambulance but died upon arrival.

Mounties say road and weather conditions were good with roads bare and dry, but alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Power was knocked out to neighbouring homes and Fortis B.C. was on scene to restore power once police completed their investigation.

The identity of the woman has not been released and next of kin have been notified. The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate.

To contact a reporter for this story, email marcher@infotelnews.ca, call 250-488-3065 or tweet @meaghanarcher.

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