Teen who died in three car collision in Kelowna identified

Curtis James Schopf, 18, was originally from Chilliwack but moved to Kelowna recently. He was the driver and only occupant of a black Mitsubishi Lancer that crashed into a semi and one other vehicle around 9 p.m. Feb. 29.
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KELOWNA - The B.C. Coroners Service have identified the young man who died in a collision at the intersection of Highway 97 and Edwards Road Monday.

Curtis James Schopf, 18, was originally from Chilliwack but moved to Kelowna recently. He was the driver and only occupant of a black Mitsubishi Lancer that crashed into a semi-truck and one other vehicle around 9 p.m. Feb. 29.

Schopf was travelling northbound on Highway 97 when his vehicle struck a southbound tractor trailer turning left onto Edwards Road. He then struck a Chevrolet Avalanche stopped at the lights before also hitting a telephone pole.

Schopf died at the scene and two others were transported to hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries, according to Const. Jesse O’Donaghey of Kelowna RCMP.

The highway was closed for several hours while RCMP analyzed the scene. RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate.

To contact a 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.

 


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