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Crash with semi trailer in Kelowna kills 25-year-old man

January 11, 2021 - 10:53 AM

An early Monday morning crash between a semi and an SUV has left one dead and RCMP asking for assistance.

A report of a crash at the intersection of Highway 97 N and Banks Road in Kelowna was made to RCMP Jan. 11, just after 1:30 a.m.

"A semi-truck was making a left hand turn from Banks Road into the northbound lanes of Highway 97N when the trailer of the semi-truck was struck by a southbound SUV," RCMP said in a press release issued later in the day.

The 25-year-old man who was driving the SUV was declared dead at the scene.

The area around the crash was closed for several hours for processing, and investigators are currently in the midst of trying to identify potential witnesses and will be canvassing the area for video surveillance in an effort to determine what led to the collision

“The driver of the semi-truck remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy of the Kelowna RCMP said in a press release. “We are asking anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any information, to come forward and speak with us.”

The BC Coroners Service is conducting their own, parallel investigation into this death. Due to the privacy of the deceased, neither the RCMP nor the Coroners Service has any more details to share at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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