Crash kills Cobble Hill woman

A 78-year-old Cobble Hill woman died last Friday afternoon as a result of injuries she suffered in a traffic collision earlier that day.

Roberta Louise Calverley was the passenger in a 2003 Hyundai Accent driven by her 57-year-old daughter, also from Cobble Hill.

The car was travelling north on the Trans-Canada Highway when it struck a 1994 Mazda pickup truck at the intersection with Bench Road.

As the Hyundai entered the intersection, it was unable to avoid the pickup, which was attempting to turn left onto Bench Road from the southbound lane of the highway, and the 64-year-old Duncan man driving the truck was unable to get out of the way.

The driver and passenger in the car and the driver of the truck were all taken to Cowichan District Hospital for treatment, where Calverley died later in the day. Both vehicles were damaged beyond repair.

The B.C. Coroner’s Service, South Island Traffic Services and the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP continue to investigate the crash.