Fatal Car Accident near River Channel

One man is dead, after his pickup truck drove through a barricade wall and into the river channel in Penticton early Sunday morning. 

Corporal Don Wrigglesworth with the Penticton RCMP says, the man was traveling at a high rate of speed, when he drove through the bridge wall and into the channel.

He was pulled from the truck and taken to hospital, but later passed away.

Fire and Search and Rescue crews did a water search to see if anyone else was inside the truck and did not find anything, however, it has still not been confirmed there was nobody else in the vehicle.

The BC Coroner and Traffic Services continue to investigate the incident.