Vernon teen killed in weekend crash identified

Rodney Boring, 14, was killed in a car accident Sunday afternoon.
Image Credit: Facebook

VERNON - The boy who died in a crash on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters Road May 4 has been identified.

He was Rodney Michael Boring, 14, of Vernon. 

Boring was the passenger in a Pontiac Sunfire involved in a collision with a full-sized pickup truck at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday. He died at the scene of the accident. The 17-year-old driver of the Pontiac was airlifted to KGH with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup, a 25-year-old woman from Lumby also suffered serious injuries but non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger of the pickup escaped with only minor injuries.

Boring's family has been notified of his death and a Facebook page in his memory was created Monday night. It describes him as "one of the kindest, most considerate young men one could meet."

The B.C. Coroners Service continues to investigate the cause of the accident. Police have said speed and alcohol are not considered factors at this point. 

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.

When it's hot, these Kelowna businesses give dogs a break
KELOWNA – Customers and staff of close to 30 local businesses have added their names to a growing list of Kelowna stores welcoming dogs in from the heat. Last week, the Kelowna SPCA released the start of a list of local businesses the

Top News