A woman was killed in rural Tulameen Monday night, June 28, after she was pinned against a parked pickup truck by an off-road vehicle.
The incident occurred sometime before 9 p.m.
According to Princeton RCMP Sgt. Rob Hughes, it is being investigated as an accidental death.
“Foul play or alcohol are not considered contributing factors.”
Hughes said, the 68-year-old woman from Surrey, who recently purchased the Tulameen property, was directing the driver of a heavy-duty side-by-side all-terrain vehicle as that person was backing up to connect with a trailer.
Police believe the driver of the side-by-side inadvertently hit the gas pedal, instead of the brake pedal, resulting in the accident.
As the property has no cell service the off-road vehicle operator had to drive to a neighbour’s home to use a landline to call 911.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
RCMP continues to investigate along with the BC Coroners Service.
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