Lake Country man dies in crash


The investigation is underway into a fatal crash on Highway 97 south of Vernon early Saturday morning.

The two-vehicle collision happened at the intersection of Birnie Road.

One of the vehicles, a small Toyota pick-up truck, had caught fire and was fully engulfed in flames when emergency personnel arrived.

A 41-year old man from Lake Country died. The driver of the commercial vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries.

According to the initial investigation, the collision occurred when the pick-up truck, travelling northbound on Highway 97, crossed into the southbound lanes and was struck by a large, commercial vehicle driving southbound on Highway 97.

Anyone with dash-cam video is asked to please contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.