RCMP investigate stolen vehicle

Vehicle found on fire on Highway 97 near L&A Cross Road.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP continue to investigate a stolen SUV found abandoned and set on fire.

Rural officers received a call Monday at 11:30 a.m. about an abandoned vehicle on fire on Highway 97 near L&A Cross Road.

“The fire was extinguished and it was discovered that the vehicle was a Lincoln SUV reported stolen earlier in the day,” said Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy.

Also under investigation is an accident that happened south of Vernon Sunday, sending one man to hospital.

A convertible went off the highway at Bailey Road at 3:25 p.m. Sunday.

The lone occupant of the vehicle was a 47-year-old man who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment. The convertible was extensively damaged in the accident.