RCMP seek witnesses to fatal accident in Peachland

West Kelowna, B.C., BC Highway Patrol

2020-05-02 15:21 PDT

File # 2020-1975

On May 1, 2020 at approximately 9:45 PM West Kelowna RCMP and the RCMP's Central Okanagan Traffic Services responded to a report of a fatal Motor Vehicle Incident on Hwy 97 in Peachland.

While the matter is still under investigation, it appears the collision was the result of the driver of a southbound Buick sedan crossing the centre line, colliding head on with a northbound Mazda car on Drought Hill.

The collision between the Buick and Mazda subsequently resulted in collisions with two other nearby vehicles. The driver of the Mazda was pronounced deceased on scene and the driver of the Buick was transported to Kelowna General Hospital with minor injuries.

The Central Okanagan Traffic Services has taken over the investigation and is requesting any witnesses or those with dashcam footage of the incident to contact them at 250-491-5354 and to cite file number 2020-1975.

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BC RCMP Communication Services
778-290-2929
 

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