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RCMP investigators put out call for witnesses to crash on Highway 97 north of Kelowna airport

April 22, 2020 - 11:33 AM

Kelowna RCMP are looking for witnesses to a crash involving a pickup truck and a sedan on Highway 97 north of the Kelowna airport near Duck Lake that sent two people to hospital earlier this month.

A grey Chevrolet Cruze sedan hit a large red Ford F-150 pickup truck, which had been stopped on the southbound side of the highway to conduct road maintenance, just after 12:20 p.m. Sunday, April 12, according to an RCMP release issued today, April 22.

RCMP say both drivers were transported from the scene to hospital. The sedan driver suffered serious non-life threatening injuries, while the maintenance truck driver's injuries were minor.

Investigators are looking for witnesses to the crash, especially anyone who witnessed the behaviour of the person behind the wheel of the Cruze, which was travelling southbound from Lake Country to Kelowna.

“Our traffic services investigators are urging eye witnesses to the crash, to the previous movements of the grey sedan involved or to the operators driving behaviour prior to the collision to immediately come forward and speak with police,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Const. Solana Paré says in the release.

Police are also asking anyone who was driving on that stretch of highway around the time of the collision who may have dash camera footage to give them a call.

Witnesses, or anyone with dash cam footage, can call Kelowna RCMP Municipal Traffic Services at 250-762-3300.


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