Police say alcohol and speed factors in Kelowna crash

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KELOWNA - A crash at a major Kelowna intersection on Friday was likely fuelled by a mix of alcohol and speed, police say.

An 18-year-old woman from Kelowna is facing potential charges and three people were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a media release.

On Friday, Feb. 24, around 9:45 p.m., patrolling officers found a two vehicle collision in the intersection of Harvey Avenue and Dilworth Drive.

According to O’Donaghey, a blue Volkswagen Jetta was travelling eastbound on Harvey Avenue and didn't obey the traffic light. The driver crashed into a southbound black Infiniti Q50 in the intersection.

The passenger in the Volkswagen, a 18-year-old Kelowna man, suffered non life-threatening injuries. Two of four occupants in the Infiniti were taken from the scene to hospital with what police believe to weere also non life-threatening injuries.

“The investigation has allowed police to confirm that alcohol is believed to be one of those contributing factors. Investigators also suspect that speed may have also played a role,” O’Donaghey says in the release.

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact Cont. Brad Smith of the RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit at the West Kelowna Detachment at 250-768-2880.


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