By Lethbridge Herald on October 3, 2020.
Coaldale RCMP are investigating a fatal accident which happened Thursday near the Oldman River bridge near Monarch on Highway 3.
Thursday at approximately 2:30 p.m., Coaldale RCMP along with the Coalhurst Fire Department, responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 3 in the westbound lanes just east of the Oldman River Bridge near Monarch.
Preliminary investigation has revealed a grey westbound 2015 BMW X1 lost control on the highway, veering into the north ditch and rolling several times. There were three occupants in the car.
A 20-year-old woman passenger was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries at the scene. The driver and another occupant were transported to the Chinook Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
One westbound lane of Highway 3 was closed while the Coaldale RCMP investigated, assisted by the Lethbridge RCMP collision reconstuctionist. Both lanes of the highway were open to traffic shortly after 7 p.m. This investigation is ongoing with no further updates anticipated.
The family of the deceased are not from the Coaldale/Lethbridge area and were notified. The name of the deceased will not be released.