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Drunk driving believed to be a factor in crash north of Enderby

September 29, 2017 - 6:31 AM

ENDERBY - Police believe alcohol was a factor in a serious crash yesterday morning near Enderby.

The head-on collision happened just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, on Highway 97A just north of Enderby. Both drivers, a man and a woman, were seriously injured, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a release.

Police say a northbound green 1996 Ford Explorer driven by a 39-year-old Aldergrove man crossed the centre line and struck a southbound red 2016 Ford F150 truck driven by a 58-year-old Salmon Arm woman.

“The female driver was airlifted by B.C. Air Ambulance with serious injuries, to a medical facility for proper assessment and any required medical treatment,” Moskaluk says.

The man was transported to hospital by ambulance with injuries and is under investigation for impaired driving.

“The man is subject of a current driving prohibition with warrants outstanding for his arrest. Investigators also confirmed that the vehicle driven by the male was stolen from Merritt,” Moskaluk says.

Investigators with the RCMP North Okanagan Traffic Services are continuing their investigation into the crash. Police are seeking to hold the man in custody following his medical treatment.

Police spoke to witnesses who said that the suspect vehicle was being driven erratically prior to the crash. Anyone with information or who witnessed the crash who has not spoken to police, is asked to contact the RCMP North Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-838-6818, or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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