12/29/2013 02:54 EST | Updated 02/28/2014 05:59 EST

1 dead after crash near Merritt, B.C.

One person is dead and two others are injured after their vehicle left the highway and rolled down an embankment southeast of Merritt, B.C.

The B.C. Coroners Service and the RCMP are investigating the crash, which happened on Friday afternoon on Highway 97C.

Police say all three occupants were taken to hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead.

There are no further details at this time.