Kelowna RCMP are reporting a “horrific” head-on collision near Peachland took the life of a 33-year old Sicamous man.
According to witnesses, a white Pontiac SUV was travelling north on Hwy 97 South near Brent Rd when it crossed into the path of a southbound Ford cube van, the driver of which had almost no time to react.
Police say the driver of the Pontiac was declared deceased at the scene while the female driver of the cube van, from Penticton, suffered serious injuries, and was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital where she remains in critical but stable condition.
Police report the collision occurred at 6 p.m., and that it was dark at the time.
“It was raining heavily which also affected visibility” said Const. Steve Holmes of the Kelowna Municipal Traffic Services.
Holmes says police are not yet able to confirm exactly what led to this tragic crash. The RCMP’s traffic analyst conducted a thorough scene investigation, “which may give us more insight once the analysis is complete.”
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact the Central Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-980-5353.