A Quebecer in exchange loses her life in British Columbia

Quebec woman on exchange loses her life in British Columbia

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A Quebec student who went to learn English in British Columbia lost her life in a road accident last Thursday.  

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

It was a Purolator truck that crossed the dotted line of the road before colliding with the BC Transit bus around 4:30 p.m., according to the British Columbia highway police. 

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

Her death was confirmed yesterday. The identity of the victim has not been made public. 

“Our college community is in mourning. […] We were only beginning to know her,” said Maggie Matear, president of Selkirk College, in a statement. 

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

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