Coroner identifies three people in traffic accident near Duck Lake

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KELOWNA - Three people who died in a Hwy 97 traffic accident near Duck Lake have been identified by the B.C. Coroners Service.

They were Harold Reinhardt Miller, 82 and his wife Violet Juline Miller, 79, both from Vernon and their great-grandson, Thomas Rhys Edward Davies, 14, from Victoria.

Mr. Miller was driving the car north on Highway 97 at about 4:40 p.m. July 15 when the accident happened at the intersection of Parkinson Drive, opposite Duck Lake. Two other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Thomas was the front seat passenger in the car, while Ms. Miller was the passenger in the rear seat. All three died at the scene.

Family members have been notified of these deaths. The RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate.

Image Credit: GLOBAL OKANAGAN/with permission

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.


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