UPDATE: Man in fatal Vernon traffic accident was from Lake Country

Image Credit: GLOBAL OKANAGAN/With permission/Jim Lenton

VERNON - The driver of a Subaru who died in a crash yesterday on Highway 97 was a 64-year-old man from Lake Country.

The two men in a truck hit head-on near the Birnie Road turnoff were from Vernon. RCMP confirmed details about the crash today in a press release.

RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk says the man in the Subaru veered into the oncoming truck at about 2:30 p.m. He died at the scene. The driver and passenger of the truck were taken to hospital with 'undetermined injuries,' he said.

The road was shut down until 6:15 p.m.

North Okanagan Traffic Services and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating. An RCMP traffic analyst attended as well.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at chelston@infotelnews.ca or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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