Stephanie Beckley, 26, of Kamloops, B.C., was operating her 2000 Jeep north bound on 178 Street when she allegedly drove through a yellow light and struck the passenger side of a Honda Civic turning left off of 178 Street at 76 Avenue in a "T-bone" style collision.
A 23-year-old female passenger in the Honda (from Edmonton) had to be cut out of the vehicle. She was taken to hospital with critical injuries and later died while undergoing emergency surgery. The driver of the Honda was also taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and later released.
At the scene of the collision, Beckley was arrested for impaired driving and taken to West Division where she provided two breath samples; each more than twice the legal limit. Beckley and four passengers in the jeep were not injured.
Independent witnesses indicated the Jeep was being driven erratically just prior to the collision.
Stephanie Beckley of Kamloops, B.C. has been charged with impaired driving causing death.