An exchange worker from Quebec loses her life in British

An exchange worker from Quebec loses her life in British Columbia

A Quebec student who went to British Columbia to learn English was killed in a traffic accident last Thursday.

The 19-year-old was on a bus with about 20 other participants in the Explore language program when the collision occurred on Highway 3A.

It was a Purolator truck that crossed the dotted line of the road before meeting the BC Transit bus around 4:30 p.m., British Columbia Highway Patrol said.

Students tried to administer first aid to their badly injured classmate while waiting for help. She was later transferred to Kelowna General Hospital.

His death was confirmed yesterday. The victim’s identity was not released.

“Our college community is in mourning. […] We just met her,” Maggie Matear, president of Selkirk College, said in a statement.

The young Quebecer had arrived in Nelson, British Columbia, at the end of June to study English during an intensive 5-week exchange.

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