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Driver dies following weekend collision in Vernon

May 21, 2019 - 2:57 PM

VERNON - RCMP are investigating following a collision on Highway 6 that left one man dead.

Just before 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, a truck travelling westbound on Highway 6 near Waddington Drive, allegedly crossed the centre line and collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle, according to an RCMP media release.

The driver of the eastbound vehicle died as a result of the collision. The driver of the truck was transported to the nearest medical facility with minor injuries.

The highway remained closed for several hours following the crash. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

"The outcome of this collision was a tragic one and the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP send their condolences to all those affected," Vernon RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett said in a media release.

"Unfortunately long weekends often see an increase in vehicle collisions due to the increase in motorist using the roads and highways. The RCMP urge motorists to stay alert, drive using the posted speed limits and to allow enough time for your travel plans."

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