A 24-year-old woman from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is dead after her van rolled over and landed in the Bell River.
Police responded to the accident around 8:30 a.m. today on Provincial Road 482, about 12 kilometres west of Sapotaweyak. They found the minivan upright in the river, and the woman — the vehicle’s only occupant — was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe alcohol was a factor in the collision, and are not sure if the woman was wearing a seatbelt. She was ejected from the van when it rolled.
RCMP continue to investigate.
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is located about 100 kilometres northeast of Swan River.