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A 78-year-old woman from Nanaimo has died following a crash in Parksville Monday afternoon.

On April 26th, shortly after 2 p.m., Oceanside RCMP and first responders responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision in Parksville on the Alberni Highway.

According to RCMP, evidence and witness statements confirmed that the 78-year-old woman parked her car on the shoulder facing Parksville, then suddenly pulled a U-turn in an attempt to head the other direction towards Coombs.

According to police, the U-turn was done directly in front of an oncoming RV and resulted in a T-bone collision.

The driver and her 93 year old male passenger were extracted from the vehicle and transported to hospital.

The driver succumbed to her injuries while in hospital and Victoria Buzz has reached out to police to determine whether the passenger was injured.

Neither speed, nor intoxicants were factors in this collision. Charges are not a consideration as the offending driver is now deceased.

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