The identity of a woman killed in a single vehicle crash on Highway 102 Thursday night has been confirmed.
Kristen Ryan of Port Hastings, N.S., a five-year member of the Capers Volleyball team at Cape Breton University, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The male driver of the vehicle was taken to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre with non-life threatening injuries. According to a statement on the Capers' website, Ryan was a leader and a friend to her teammates.
"We are terribly saddened by the news of Kristen Ryan’s tragic death," said CBU Director of Athletics John Ryan.
"Kristen was a special member of our Capers family; a great teammate and individual and she will be sorely missed by all of us here at CBU. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to Kristen’s family and friends during this difficult time."
Ryan was a two-time Atlantic University Sport All-Star and Libero (defensive player) of the Year in 2009-2010.
She was scheduled to graduate with her Bachelor of Arts degree during CBU’s fall convocation on Oct. 27.
RCMP were called to the scene at approximately 8:17 p.m., where a car travelling southbound crashed between Exits 7 and 8 near Enfield.