Pickup truck driver killed in crash on Channel Parkway in Penticton

Members of Penticton Fire Department work to extricate the driver of a pickup truck that left the Channel Parkway and plunged into Skaha Lake early Sunday morning, April 23, 2017.
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PENTICTON - A pickup truck crash on the Channel Parkway in Penticton Sunday morning claimed a life.

RCMP say a 35-year-old man was killed in a single vehicle crash at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23 at the southend of the Channel Parkway and Highway 97. The 2016 GMC pickup left the road and landed in Skaha Lake near the river channel outlet.

The driver was pulled from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, according to an RCMP media release. Penticton firefighters conducted an extensive search in the water and surrounding area, finding no other occupants.

RCMP say the man failed to slow down to make a right turn while travelling southbound at the south end of the parkway where a “T” intersection exists and crashed through the bridge barriers.

The man’s name has not being released.

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