Police investigate fatal Spallumcheen crash

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP’s North Okanagan Traffic Services continue to investigate a fatal head-on collision shortly before noon Monday.

Emergency services personnel were called to a three-vehicle crash in Spallumcheen on Highway 97A between Eagle Rock Road and Pleasant Valley Road.

Police report there was a head-on crash in the northbound lane, and that there was a secondary crash between two vehicles almost immediately after the collision.

Police said Monday one of the vehicles overturned in the crash, trapping the occupant.

“Officers on the scene have confirmed that one person died in the crash,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “They are not releasing the age, gender or community the person is from while they attempt to locate family members.”

Three other people were taken from the crash scene to Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Two were admitted and the third was treated and released. One of the injured is from the North Okanagan and two are from the Lower Mainland.

Police are asking anyone who might have witnessed the crash to call the Vernon detachment at 250-545-7171 and ask to speak to the traffic accident investigators.

Vernon Morning Star