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Update: Vernon teenager dies in Lake Country crash

Rodney Boring - Contributed - Facebook
Rodney Boring
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Update (4:30 p.m. May 6):

The BC Coroners Service has identified the youth who died after a motor vehicle incident in Lake Country as Rodney Michael Boring, 14, of Vernon.

Original story:

A 14-year-old Vernon boy is dead after the vehicle he was in struck another Sunday afternoon.

Lake Country RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 near Crystal Waters Road Sunday at 3:50 p.m.

A black Dodge pickup truck was allegedly travelling southbound in the outside lane when it was struck, head on, by a northbound white Pontiac Sunfire.

According to witnesses, the Pontiac was moving with the flow of traffic when it suddenly swerved left across oncoming lanes and impacted the Dodge pickup.

The force of the collision caused the truck to overturn onto its roof, while the Pontiac was sent into the ditch on the southbound side of the highway.

The passenger of the Pontiac, a 14-year-old Vernon boy, sustained fatal injuries and was found to be deceased at the scene.

The driver, a 17-year-old Vernon boy, suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries and was air-lifted to Kelowna General Hospital.

The passenger of the pickup truck, a 25-year-old woman from Lumby, also suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries while the driver, a 26-year-old Lumby man, was relatively unscathed.

The initial investigation suggests that neither speed nor alcohol were factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information who has yet to speak with police is asked to contact the Central Okanagan Traffic Services, Const. Danilowich, at 250-980-5353. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

 

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