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RCMP want witnesses in Kelowna crash that left one dead

July 26, 2021 - 8:46 AM

A fatal Sunday morning crash in Kelowna is being investigated by RCMP and the Coroner's office and they're looking for witnesses.

Kelowna RCMP, the Kelowna Fire Department and B.C. Emergency Health Services were called to the intersection of Springfield Road and Burtch Road July 25 shortly before 3 a.m., for a single vehicle crash and upon arrival found a Chevrolet Corvette, with two occupants, extensively damaged.

The 28-year-old male driver from Surrey was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 28-year-old female passenger was extracted from vehicle and transported to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition.

“The Kelowna RCMP wish to thank the public for their patience while Springfield Road remained closed, as our investigators were on scene to collect evidence to assist in determining the cause of the collision,” Const. Solana Paré of the Kelowna RCMP said in a press release. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family affected by this tragic collision.”

Due to the privacy of the deceased, as per the Coroners Act, no further information will be released by the RCMP or the B.C. Coroners Service. The investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time, however, speed is believed to be a factor.

“Our initial investigation shows a dark coloured vehicle passing through the scene a short time after the collision,” Sgt. Mark Booth of Kelowna RCMP said in a press release. “We have not been able to identify the vehicle yet, and are asking the occupants to contact us.”

If you witnessed this collision and have not yet spoken to police, please contact the RCMP at 250-762-3300. 

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