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Fatal crash on Okanagan Connector

The single vehicle crash happened early Sunday morning
Emergency lights flash on top of a police car. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

One person is dead after a crash on the Okanagan Connector during the B.C. Day Long weekend.

RCMP, fire crews along with BC Highway Patrol’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services were called to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 97C near the Trepanier Road offramp in Peachland at about 12:30 a.m. Aug.6.

According to Cpl. Mike Moore with BC Highway Patrol, a westbound green Volkswagen Golf exited its lane of travel and rolled into the oncoming lanes.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene while the other occupants were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“Speed and impaired driving have not been ruled out as contributing factors and no further details are available,” said Moore.

If you witnessed the collision or have dash cam video of the green Volkswagen Golf driving prior to the collision, please contact BC Highway Patrol – Kelowna at 250-491-5354.

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Jen Zielinski

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Graduated from the broadcast journalism program at BCIT. Also holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science and sociology from Thompson Rivers University.
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