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UPDATE: Two young women killed in Vernon rollover

A bouquet of flowers placed at the scene of a rollover in Vernon which killed two, 21-year-old woman on Sunday, March 6, 2016.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Kimberly Davidson (with permission)
March 06, 2016 - 12:20 PM

VERNON – Two young people were killed in a rollover early this morning on Highway 6 in Vernon.

RCMP say at about 1:27 a.m., March 6, a 2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck with five people inside, eastbound on Highway 6, rolled at Waddington Drive.

The truck couldn’t make a curve in the road, hit the shoulder and rolled several times, according to a RCMP media release.

Two, 20-year-old women were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not been released.

No charges have been laid against the 21-year-old Armstrong man behind the wheel, but he is under investigation, police say.

RCMP say there is an indication alcohol and speed could have been contributing factors

A B.C. Emergency Health Services spokesperson says two people were taken to hospital by ambulance in stable condition.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours and was fully reopened by 6:30 a.m.

RCMP officers on the scene of a pickup truck rollover on Highway 6 at Waddington Drive in Vernon, Sunday, March 6, 2016 which killed two young women.
RCMP officers on the scene of a pickup truck rollover on Highway 6 at Waddington Drive in Vernon, Sunday, March 6, 2016 which killed two young women.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Kimberly Davidson (with permission)

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 12:11 p.m., Sunday, March 6, 2016 to add information provided by the Vernon RCMP and again at 11 a.m. March 8 to correct the ages of the victims provided by RCMP to 20, from 21, after receiving new information from the coroners service. 

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