September 30, 2013 - 12:51 PM
VERNON - An Armstrong man died in a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning.
The man has been identified by the B.C. Coroners Service as Braden Williams, 44.
Police were called to Highway 97 in Spallumcheen around 2 a.m. after Emergency Health Services (EHS) received an alert from the Williams' car.
“The report came into EHS via the vehicle's on-star that an air bag was deployed and they could not contact the occupants,” RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk said.
Police located the vehicle in a field on the west side of the highway, and Williams some distance away. He had been ejected from the vehicle and Molendyk said there’s a good chance he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
“Our (police dog service unit) attended and conducted a thorough search of the area no one else was located near the crash site. It is felt that the deceased was the lone occupant of the vehicle,” Molendyk said.
The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP traffic analyst attended the scene and conducted investigations. The highway was not closed during this investigation.
“There is a possibility that one or both (drugs and alcohol) could be involved here,” Molendyk said.
The case has now been turned over to the Coroners Service.
This story was updated at 3:56 p.m. with information provided by the B.C. Coroners Service.
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