Crash in Vavenby claims local woman’s life

A woman from West Abbotsford was killed in a single vehicle crash near Vavenby early Monday morning.

  • Aug. 30, 2012 1:00 p.m.

A woman from West Abbotsford was killed in a single vehicle crash near Vavenby early Monday morning.

Clearwater RCMP report that at 5:47 a.m., they received a report of a crash on Highway 5 north of Vavenby.

Jenny Terese Klassen of Mount Lehman was confirmed by RCMP as having died in the accident.

Clearwater ambulance also attended the scene and transported the driver and two passengers to the Clearwater hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation reveals that the driver, who was southbound on Highway 5, appears to have fallen asleep. The vehicle went into the northbound lane and off the road to the left into the ditch.

A traffic analyst from Kamloops and a representative from the B.C. Coroner’s service attended the scene.

The investigation has been turned over to the Central Interior Traffic Services Unit out of Clearwater.