Coroner identifies Penticton senior killed in red light crash

A two-car crash in the intersection of Eckhardt Avenue West and Winnipeg Street in Penticton, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
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PENTICTON - The elderly victim of a fatal car crash last week in downtown Penticton has been identified by the B.C. Coroner’s Service.

Coroner Larry Marzinsik says in a media release 88-year-old William Fowler died in hospital Jan. 18, two days after the mid-afternoon collision at the intersection of Eckhardt Avenue and Winnipeg Street.

Police allege the driver of the other vehicle, a 65-year-old Penticton woman, ran a red light before colliding with Fowler’s car.

Fowler was the only one the vehicle at the time and was rushed to Penticton Regional Hospital. Marzinzik said the elderly driver died from complications of his injuries the evening of January 18. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Both local RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate the collision.

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