Oliver man killed in Highway 97 crash

An Oliver man has been identified as the victim in a fatal accident Thursday, June 4, 2015 on Highway 97 in Peachland.
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PEACHLAND -  A crash between a car and a semi in Peachland yesterday claimed the life of an Oliver man.

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed Grant Wheeler, 81, was killed in the crash, June 4.

Wheeler was driving northbound on Highway 97 when he became involved in a collision with a southbound semi-trailer at Brent Road.

Wheeler died at the scene, while a passenger in Wheeler’s vehicle was injured and taken to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries.

The Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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