Driver walks away from multiple crashes

Lumby RCMP news: Senior driver crashes several times, Corporal retires after 45 years

  • May. 13, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Driver walks away from multiple crashes

Police responded to multiple calls concerning a traffic accident at the red light in Lumby at noon on May 4.

“An 83-year-old man, driving his Ford pick-up, had apparently lost control, struck a power pole and then a flat deck truck,” said Proce. “The driver then attempted to drive forward and struck a concrete retaining wall in front of the Super ‘A’ parking lot.”

A witness then said he then tried to back up onto the street where they were able to get the vehicle turned off and removed the keys.

The elderly driver suffered no serious injuries and drugs/alcohol were not factors in the crash.

The matter is still under investigation and no charges have been laid at this time.

Corporal retires after 45 years

A local staple with the RCMP is ending a 45-year career.

Cpl. Henry Proce, former Vernon RCMP spokesperson and currently the detachment commander in Lumby, is retiring.

“After almost eight years in Lumby and 37 years in the RCMP, I will be effectively retiring on May 22,” said Proce. “It’s been a pleasure to work in this community and to end my career on such a high note.

“Thank you to all the community partners and individuals that have shown this detachment so much support during my time here.”

Proce’s replacement will be Cpl. Trevor Tribes,  transferring in from the major crime section in Vernon to take over duties in Lumby and surrounding area.

“I wish Cpl. Tribes all the best as he begins to serve the people of Lumby and Cherryville,” said Proce.