BC Coroners Service confirms identity of driver

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Victoria: The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in a motor vehicle incident near Nanaimo on Nov. 10, 2015.

She was Heidi Barbara Plato, aged 51, of Ladysmith.

Ms. Plato was the driver and sole occupant of a pickup truck that was travelling southbound on Yellow Point Rd. south of Nanaimo at about 7:15 p.m. on Nov. 10 when it was involved in a head-on crash with another pickup truck. Ms. Plato was transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, but was pronounced deceased shortly after arrival there.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.

The family of Ms. Plato has been notified of her death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.