The B.C.'s independent police watchdog is investigating after the death of a female driver who was being pursued by RCMP officers in Salmon Arm.

The woman, who has not been identified, died early Friday morning when police say she fled an RCMP traffic stop and her vehicle collided with a truck.

The crash occurred just minutes after Mounties in the Shuswap-area city had called off a pursuit of the woman's car.

The Independent Investigations Office probes all cases linked to death or serious injury involving the RCMP or municipal police departments in B.C.