Update into fatal collision investigation


2023-08-21 15:59 PDT

File # 2023-580

On Wednesday, July 5, 2023, Valemount RCMP responded to fatal crash that claimed the life of a 46-year-old Merritt woman. Original release 2023-07-05. 

The crash occurred sometime between 11:45 pm on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 and midnight on July 5, 2023 on Highway 16 near Lucerne Campground, just west of the B.C. – Alberta border. 

At midnight, a vehicle, a 2016-2018 Jeep Cherokee believed to be involved in this collision is observed driving east along highway 16 at the Parks Canada gate, west of Jasper, Alberta. 

Unfortunately, the license plate number is not visible and there is no front plate on the vehicle. Once the vehicle passed through the Parks Canada gate, it is unknown if the vehicle travelled south toward Banff or east toward Edmonton. Police checked video surveillance at gas stations in both Jasper and Hinton, Alberta, but the suspect vehicle was not seen on video.

It is believed that the suspect vehicle will have front end damage, possibly including a missing driver’s side headlight and damage to the front grill from the impact. 

If you have any information about this vehicle, who may have been driving it on July 4 and July 5, 2023, or where it may be, you are asked to call the Valemount RCMP at (250) 566-4466 or Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.

Front view suspect vehicle Rear view suspect vehicle

Front side view suspect vehicleStock photo NOT the suspect vehicle

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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