Calgarian Gayle Ashforth dies in B.C. highway accident

An 85-year-old woman from Calgary has been killed in a car accident in British Columbia.

Woman, 85, was in an SUV driving on the Coquihalla Highway

Gayle Ashforth, 85, was a passenger in an SUV when it crashed while driving on the Coquihalla Highway in B.C. (Google Maps )

An 85-year-old woman from Calgary has been killed in a car accident in British Columbia.

Gayle Ashforth died near Merritt on Wednesday, according to the BC Coroners Service.

She was the front-seat passenger in an SUV when the vehicle collided with a forestry chip truck on the Coquihalla Highway.

Road conditions were icy at the time, according to RCMP.