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Man dead after roof surfing incident in Vernon

Vernon RCMP
June 01, 2016 - 4:32 PM

VERNON - One person is dead following a car crash in Vernon early this morning.

Police say a 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries in the crash, which happened at roughly 12:30 a.m. today, June 1, on Tronson Road, just north of the intersection with Garmisch Road. 

“On police arrival at the scene, investigators determined that the deceased male had been riding on top of the vehicle; “roof surfing” as the vehicle left the travelled portion of the roadway and rolled over,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a release.

The man died at the scene. The vehicle, a 2007 Dodge Caliber, had three occupants inside: two men aged 35 and 40, and a 27-year-old woman.

“Investigators spoke with the female who remained at the scene and located one of the two male occupants after the pair of males had walked away from the scene. The second male eventually attended the Vernon RCMP detachment later in the day and was released without charges at that time,” Moskaluk says.
The scene was examined by a traffic collision reconstruction analyst, along with the B.C. Coroners Services.

RCMP investigators are asking for public assistance and would like to speak to any witnesses or anyone who may have information regarding the crash to call the Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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