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Merritt RCMP investigate sports car collision

July 02, 2020 - 1:37 PM

Police are seeking more witnesses to a collision near Merritt yesterday involving a high performance sports car.

RCMP were called to the rollover collision along Highway 5A South near the summit of Larson Hill shortly before 4 p.m. on Canada Day.

Early findings suggest that the green 2015 McLaren 650S was traveling northbound when the driver lost control and made contact with the rear of a commercial transport vehicle, according to an RCMP release.

The McLaren then spun out and rolled multiple times to land in the centre of the highway.

The driver, a Central Okanagan man in his 40s, was the sole occupant of the vehicle and sustained what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries. 

Police were told that the driver experienced hydroplaning conditions before the crash.

"RCMP would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the crash, or may have stopped at the scene and had an interaction with the driver," Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, RCMP spokesperson said.

"Efforts remain underway to identify the commercial vehicle involved in the crash, as investigators ask that driver to come forward with their information."

Anyone who witnessed this crash who have not yet spoken to police are urged to call the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262.

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