A 49-year-old woman from Harper was killed in a single-vehicle rollover in Tyne Valley Wednesday.
RCMP has corrected information that indicated the accident was Tuesday morning.
The crash occurred on Route 12 in Tyne Valley at about 6:13 a.m. Wednesday.
East Prince RCMP along with the Tyne Valley Fire Department and Island EMS responded to the crash and discovered the driver and lone occupant of a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire had died from her injuries.
A portion of Route 12 was closed to traffic for approximately two-and-a-half hours to allow an RCMP collision reconstruction specialist to conduct an examination of the collision scene. Personnel from the P.E.I. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal assisted in re-routing traffic around the collision scene.
Police say the vehicle hydroplaned on some water that had been covering the road surface, left the roadway, and struck a snow bank along the side of the road. The vehicle then flipped initially onto its side, then onto its roof, before completing the rollover and coming to rest on its wheels again.
It was determined, that as the vehicle was rotating, the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected through the passenger side window, which ultimately caused the injuries which led to her death.
The name of the deceased is being withheld at the time pending notification of next-of-kin.
With the rise in temperatures, and with the impending rainfall in the present weather forecast, the RCMP reminds the traveling public that sections of a roadway can be water-covered due to quickly melting snow banks this time of year.
The RCMP stated in the news release, "Your chances of surviving a collision involving a rollover are greatly enhanced if you are restrained in the vehicle through the proper use of a seatbelt."