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Chilliwack man confirmed dead following October crash on Okanagan Connector

FILE - The B.C. Coroners Service confirms a 58-year-old Chilliwack man was killed in a rollover on the Okanagan Connector near the Pennask Summit on Oct. 22, 2015.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan (with permission)
November 02, 2015 - 12:33 PM

KELOWNA - A Chilliwack man was killed when he rolled his pickup on the Okanagan Connector last month.

The B.C. Coroners Service says David Roy Elias, 58, was the driver and only one in the truck, which left the highway, hit a ditch and rolled on Highway 97C about 17 kilometres west of the Pennask Summit.

The crash happened around 6:20 a.m., Oct. 22, according to a media release, and Elias was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both the coroners service and the RCMP continue to investigate.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 12:03 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 to indicate the crash happened at 6:20 a.m.

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