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Driver killed in crash on Highway 97 near Peachland

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A man in his 40s died when his vehicle went over an embankment on Highway 97 between Peachland and West Kelowna last Friday.

Emergency crews responded to the single-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near Drought Road at around 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, according to a B.C. Highway Patrol media release.

The driver, who was the only one in the vehicle, was an Okanagan man in his 40s. Police have not released his identity.

“At this time, it appears driver impairment, failure to wear a seatbelt and using an electronic device while driving were contributing factors to this crash,” B.C. Highway Patrol media relations officer Cpl. Mike Halskov said in the release.


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