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RCMP asking to speak with witnesses after fatal Peachland accident

May 02, 2020 - 3:45 PM

The RCMP is asking to speak with those who may have witnessed a fatal Peachland accident Friday night.

On May 1, 2020 at approximately 9:45 p.m. West Kelowna RCMP and the RCMP's Central Okanagan Traffic Services responded to a report of a fatal car crash on Highway 97 in Peachland, according to the BC RCMP Communication Services in a news release.

"While the matter is still under investigation, it appears the collision was the result of the driver of a southbound Buick sedan crossing the centre line, colliding head on with a northbound Mazda car on Drought Hill."

"The collision between the Buick and Mazda subsequently resulted in collisions with two other nearby vehicles," according to the news release.

The Mazda driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the Buick driver was transported to Kelowna General Hospital with minor injuries, according to the news release.

The Central Okanagan Traffic Services has taken over the investigation and is requesting any witnesses or those with dashcam footage of the incident to contact them at 250-491-5354 and to cite file number 2020-1975.

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