UPDATE: Alleged drunk driver seriously injured after crashing into back of parked truck

KELOWNA -  A Lake Country woman is facing charges of drunk driving after she crashed her vehicle into the back of a parked work truck early Wednesday morning.

The driver, a 34-year-old Lake Country woman, was in a grey Toyota Yaris when she and her passenger, a 46-year-old man from Kelowna, smashed into the rear of a parked white Ford pickup truck in the northbound lane at 2:42 a.m. Both were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Kelowna RCMP Cpl. Joe Duncan says the landscaping truck was unoccupied and parked in the passing lane with directional lighting engaged.

"There were three workers on scene," he says. "They did not see the accident but they obviously heard it and came over to see what occurred. A male passenger had gotten out of the passenger seat however the female was stuck in the vehicle and she had to be extricated."

Both were seriously injured and the driver now faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 3:56 p.m., July 22, 2015, to include additional details from RCMP.


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