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UPDATE: Man in fatal Vernon traffic accident was from Lake Country

Image Credit: GLOBAL OKANAGAN/With permission/Jim Lenton
June 05, 2014 - 11:31 AM

VERNON - The driver of a Subaru who died in a crash yesterday on Highway 97 was a 64-year-old man from Lake Country.

The two men in a truck hit head-on near the Birnie Road turnoff were from Vernon. RCMP confirmed details about the crash today in a press release.

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says the man in the Subaru veered into the oncoming truck at about 2:30 p.m. He died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the truck were taken to hospital with 'undetermined injuries,' he said.

The road was shut down until 6:15 p.m.

North Okanagan Traffic Services and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating. An RCMP traffic analyst attended as well.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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