North Okanagan man succumbs to injuries in rollover

A 30-year-old North Okanagan man died from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident Friday morning in Spallumcheen

A 30-year-old North Okanagan man died from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle accident Friday morning in Spallumcheen.

An off-duty officer discovered the accident at 4:20 a.m. at Highway 97A and Eagle Rock Road.

“The investigators have determined the vehicle was northbound when it jumped the median, crossed the two southbound lanes of traffic and went into the ditch,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“The vehicle rolled and landed on its roof.”

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department was called and used the Jaws of Life to extract the driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle.

The man was transported to Vernon Jubilee Hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries.

No name has been released.

The highway was reopened to all traffic at about 9:30 a.m.