Third fatality in 24 hours on South Okanagan roads

Third fatality in 24 hours on South Okanagan roads

A vehicle incident closed Highway 3 for five hours Monday night

  • Nov. 19, 2018 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Nov. 20 1:43 p.m.

A third vehicle fatally in 24 hours is being reported in the South Okanagan.

Highway 3 was closed shortly after 4 p.m., Nov. 19, following a collision between a Ford F350 and an Acura.

According to police the driver of the Acura died at the scene .

The driver of the F 350 was taken to hospital but released sometime later.

Highway 3 was closed for about five hours while emergency crews remained on scene.

Police were called to Marron Valley Road, roughly midway between Green Mountain Road and Highway 3a, about 9 p.m. Monday following another collision.

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The female passenger of the vehicle involved in the crash died at the scene while the driver was taken to hospital.

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Earlier in the day in Penticton, the driver of a pickup truck died as a result of a single vehicle crash on Carmi Ave.

More to come.

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UPDATED:

Highway 3 is now open following a vehicle incident, Monday night.

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Highway 3 is closed about 20 km west of Osoyoos due to a vehicle incident.

According to DriveBC the incident happened just before 5 p.m. between Nighthawk Road and Old Richter Pass Road.

About a one kilometre stretch of is closed.

A vehicle assessment is in progress and a detour is available via Highway 97 in Osoyoos or Highway 3A in Keremeos.

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