Crash shuts down highway near Vernon over weekend

Lavington single-vehicle incident Saturday and July 1 crash in Cherryville

Highway 6 was closed for a couple hours Saturday in Lavington after a vehicle went off the road.

DriveBC reports the highway between Murphy and Warren roads was closed at 10:30 a.m. and re-opened just before 1 p.m. Motorists were detoured via Buchannan Road.

“One lone occupant and driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” said Const. Kelly Brett, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer.

There was also an accident in Cherryville on the Canada Day long weekend.

RCMP responded to a single vehicle roll over collision on July 1 just after 9 p.m. on Sugar Lake Road.

“One female was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” said Brett. “Cause of the collision was deemed to be speed.”


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Just Posted

Bollywood Bang fundraiser for CMHA Vernon a success

CMHA received $33,922 from Bollywood event to support crisis line and youth programs

Vernon Lions Club “Ducks for Dogs” fundraiser a success

The event raised over $15,000 for B.C. and Alberta Guide Dogs

Vernon woman heads up college foundation board

Gladys Fraser brings wealth of experience to role as chair of Okanagan College Foundation board

Vernon skier receives Cross Country Canada award

Gerry Brenemen received Volunteer of the Year Award for contributions to Sovereign Lake Nordic Club

A rainy July is normal for the Okanagan

Rainy days in July haven’t been seen since before 2014

Kelowna’s Okanagan Regional Library may not look like the one you grew up with!

New technology and arts programming transforms library operations

Canada Forces Snowbirds making quick trip to South Okanagan

Planes will be touching down at the Penticton airport to refuel

Olympic softball qualifier gets $150K boost from provincial government

2019 Americas Qualifier to be held in Surrey from Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Gas price inquiry questions Trans Mountain capacity, company denies collusion

The first of up to four days of oral hearings in the inquiry continue in Vancouver

Stolen car now returned to Summerland dealership

Vehicle was stolen on same day as attempted carjacking incident

‘Benzos’ and fentanyl a deadly cocktail causing a growing concern on B.C. streets

Overdoses caused by benzodiazepines can’t be reversed with opioid-overdose antidote naloxone

Rock the Lake music festival in Okanagan nears Saturday night sellout

Aug. 10th show is nearly sold out and three-day weekend passes are almost gone as well

Police recover $12,700 in stolen pet food from North Shuswap property

Chase RCMP execute third search of property where stolen vehicles, illegal firearms seized

Hergott: Medical cannabis and ICBC

ICBC might start reimbursing the expense of cannabis just like they do for prescription medications

Most Read