The remains of an SUV are being investigated by police after a serious collision shut down a portion of Highway 33 on Monday, Aug. 26. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna highway reopens after fatal crash

A vehicle hit a bus shelter early Monday morning closing streets between Gertsmar and Bryden roads

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

The highway has reopened in both directions.

ORIGINAL:

Highway 33 is closed in both directions following an early morning single-vehicle crash.

Officials on scene said the driver was travelling at high-velocity.

The vehicle appears to have lost control and collide with a bus stop, neighbouring fence and tree.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 8:15 a.m. to assist RCMP with vehicle removal.

Gerstmar to Davie Road on Highway 33 is taped off while police investigate the incident.

A detour is available via Davie Road and Gerstmar. Traffic is congested and moving slowly.

Brian, a man who lives nearby, said he thought he heard a loud crash, around 5 a.m., before hearing the sirens of emergency crews responding to the area.

Updates to come.

READ MORE: Man shot near Coalmont airlifted to hospital

READ MORE: Weekly roundup: helicopter chase, alleged child sexual assault, opioid awareness



David Venn
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Email me at david.venn@kelownacapnews.com
Follow us on Facebook | Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon woman seeks replica of treasured children’s toy

Monique Lee hopes someone has a replica of the Winnie the Pooh toy they’d be willing to part with

Tap Truck Okanagan launches as first location in Canada

The business is built on a restored 1957 Chevy panel van and ready to serve craft beer on tap, wine or cider

Vernon protesters take BLM movement to Polson Park

A handful of demonstrators raised fists, signs in solidarity Friday

$30,000 over 30 weeks for local causes

Send us your good stories and you could win money for your favourite cause

Tagging Suicide Hill ‘Plan F’ for Vernon grad class

Portion of 30th Avenue hill may be closed for nearly three months if approved

Trudeau offers $14B to provinces for anti-COVID-19 efforts through rest of year

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

‘Alarmed’: Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec said that level of detail is not being collected

UPDATED: Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park arrested

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

Crews building structure at former Summerland train station site

West Summerland Station will pay tribute to railway history, serve as trail marker

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

Police watchdog investigating Lake Country incident

A man was taken to hospital after the June 3 incident

Community backlash over Black Lives Matter rally in Kelowna

Some members of Kelowna’s black community stated they don’t support Friday’s rally

Most Read