Fatal Collision Claims the Life of Man in Lumby

On Saturday July 7th, just before 9:00 pm, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP attended to a single vehicle collision that occurred in the 2900 block of Mabel Lake Road, Lumby BC. Officers arrived on scene to find a Ford F350, which was traveling south bound, had gone off road left and collided with a rock embankment, ejecting both the driver and passenger from the vehicle.

The driver, a 32 year old Lumby male, died as a result of the collision. The passenger, a 33 year old Vernon woman, was air lifted to the nearest medical facility for further assessment, but has since been released. Says RCMP Cst. Kelly Brett.

The investigation into the collision is still on-going, however preliminary findings show that alcohol and speed may have been a factor.

If you are anyone witnessed the collision and have not yet spoken to police, please call 250-545-7171. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.