Vernon area man killed in accident

One man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Vernon Wednesday

One man is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Vernon Wednesday.

Emergency services personnel were called to an area near the Prestige Inn at around 10 p.m.

“A pickup travelling northbound on 32nd Street (Highway 97) hit a light standard, went off the road and down an embankment and ended up near an auto wreckers,” said Jack Blair with Vernon Fire Rescue Services.

“There was one occupant of the vehicle, a man, who was critically injured. There was quite extensive damage to the vehicle.”

The name of the 24-year-old man has not been released. Vernon RCMP have said he is from the Vernon area.

The accident remains under investigation.