Fatal Collision North of Vernon
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Traffic Services are investigating a fatal collision involving two vehicles, which occurred north of Vernon BC.
On Tuesday January 16th, 2018 at approximately 11:00 am, the Vernon North Okanagan Rural RCMP and the North Okanagan RCMP Traffic Services attended to a motor collision on Highway 97A, south of Pleasant Valley cross road, Spallumcheen, involving a vehicle and semi-truck. An occupant of one of the vehicles died as a result of the collision. The surviving occupants are being transported by BC Ambulance Services to the nearest medical facility by both ground and air. The driver of the semi-truck sustained no injuries.
An RCMP Collision Analyst is currently on scene to conduct further investigation into the cause of the collision. Says Cst. Brett
Given the road conditions at the time of the collision, it is possible weather played a role in today’s tragic incident and further details will be released once they become available.
RCMP North Okanagan Traffic Services and the BC Coroner Services continue to investigate the collision and death.