Kelowna man dies in head-on crash

Death occurred after two tractor-trailer trucks collide east of Burns Lake.

The aftermath of a fatal crash that took the life of a truck driver near Burns Lake early Monday morning.

A Kelowna man has died after a two-vehicle crash east of Burns Lake early this morning.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the crash on Highway 16, 32 kilometres east of Burns Lake, around 12:20 a.m. Monday.

“Investigation indicates that a westbound tractor-trailer unit pulling a 60-foot produce trailer collided with an eastbound tractor trailer unit hauling logs,” said RCMP in a news release.

Both vehicles were extensively damaged and both drivers were taken to Burns Lake hospital by ambulance for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the produce truck, a 55-year-old Kelowna man, passed away due to the extent of his injuries, RCMP say. His name has not been released.

The female driver of the logging truck is being treated for injuries that are being described as non life-threatening.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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