Kelowna RCMP looking for witnesses to crash on Highway 97

Police found the Jeep Wrangler pictured in this submitted photo hung up on a concrete barriers on Highway 97 between McCurdy Road and Sexsmith Road in Kelowna, Saturday, March 6m, 2017.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

KELOWNA - Investigators would like to speak with the people who witnessed a crash in Kelowna on Saturday night that ended with a Jeep hung up on a concrete barrier.

RCMP say at around 10:25 p.m., Saturday, March 4, an officer was waved down by a driver reporting a copper coloured Jeep Wrangler had smashed into the concrete barrier on Highway 97 near Loyd Road, in the construction zone between McCurdy and Sexsmith Road. The Jeep was wedged on top of the barrier and with its front wheels off the ground.

The driver, a Kelowna woman in her 20s, wasn't hurt. She is under investigation for drunk driving, according to an RCMP media release.

"Our investigators are now looking for witnesses to come forward," Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey says. "A group of women bystanders, who RCMP believe may possess important details about the crash, had a brief interaction with our officers at the scene. Investigators were unable to obtain the necessary information from those witnesses, and now ask them to come forward to police."

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Cst. Julius Prommer of the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.


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