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UPDATE: Fatal crash on Okanagan Connector

A serious crash involving a truck on the Okanagan Connector has closed the highway until further notice, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2015.
Image Credit: Global Okanagan/Lauren Pullen (with permission)
November 16, 2014 - 11:42 AM

WEST KELOWNA - A car crash on the Okanagan Connector Saturday afternoon claimed the life of a man and seriously injured a woman.

Emergency crews, including a B.C. Ambulance helicopter, responded to the crash between the Pennask Summit and the Brenda Mine Road exit at about 2:45 p.m.

A truck rolled 50 metres down a steep embankment with two people inside, according to Global Okanagan.

The man died at the scene while the woman was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital with critical injuries.

RCMP haven't released the names of the victims or where they are from.

Highway 97C's eastbound lanes were closed for several hours as RCMP experts investigated the crash.

Image Credit: Drive B.C.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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