Truck smashes into semi during late night Kelowna crash

Alcohol was believed to be a contributing factor in a crash late Sunday night in Kelowna.

  • Dec. 12, 2016 5:00 p.m.

A Kelowna woman crashed her truck into a semi tractor trailer Sunday night in an incident that Mounties allege involved alcohol.

RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a pickup truck and a semi-tractor trailer unit Dec. 11 at 10:43 p.m., in the intersection of Harvey Avenue and Water Street.

“Police have determined that the driver of a blue Ford F-250 pickup truck, turning northbound onto Pandosy Street from Harvey Avenue, turned directly in front of the semi-tractor trailer unit which had been proceeding westbound on Harvey Avenue through the intersection on a green light,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“The attending officer identified the driver. During the officer’s interaction with the driver he detected possible signs of alcohol intoxication. Subsequently the investigator provided the driver with a demand who then provided samples of her breath roadside, both of which resulted in a fail.”

The driver, a 36-year-old Kelowna woman, was issued prohibitions and penalties under the Motor Vehicle Act. Her vehicle was towed from the crash scene for impoundment.

“It’s fortunate that neither driver was injured in this crash,” said O’Donaghey. “RCMP recommend that the public make prior arrangements for a designated driver, to take public transit, or take a cab home, as police CounterAttack Road Checks will be all throughout the Central Okanagan this holiday season.”

If you witnessed this crash and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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