Three-car crash during morning commute in Penticton

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PENTICTON – A morning rush hour collision in Penticton resulted in a short closure of Fairview Road today.

Penticton RCMP media spokesperson Rick Dellebuur says at approximately 8:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 5, a 53-year-old Cawston woman was driving a 2013 Toyota Prius northbound on Highway 97 when a man driving a Honda Civic made a left hand turn onto highway from Fairview Road. The woman’s vehicle struck the Civic, resulting in it veering off the road and ending up on the grassy strip in front of Tim Hortons.

A 2015 Chev Silverado pickup truck making a southbound turn off Fairview was also clipped in the incident.

The 79-year-old Penticton driver of the Civic was charged with failure to yield in the crash.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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

— This story was updated at 12:50 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 to include information from the Penticton RCMP.

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