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.

Just Posted

Kelowna social housing project revised

BC Housing tries to mitigate neighbouring concerns

Woodsdale road expected to be busy with opening of rail trail

The district will pursue grants to improve the road as walking traffic will increase

Trial for gangland slaying of Jonathan Bacon takes a turn

Charges for three men charged in the 2011 murder of B.C. gangster Jonathan Bacon have changed

Robot caretakers could be in your future

Interior Health CEO says AI will revolutionalize medical care

Kelowna walk sheds light on blood cancer darkness

The Light The Night Walk takes Saturday, April 21, from Waterfront Park

Students get to train like a firefighter for a day

Students from School District 23 test their skills at the Kelowna Fire Department

Farnworth says five years too long for feds to deal with organized crime in medical pot

Needs to be dealt with much sooner than that, B.C. Public Safety Minister says

Unions set for national strike against CP Rail

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

B.C. court relies on Facebook to track down missing defendant

A court in Princeton, B.C. relied on Facebook to track down a B.C. missing his court date

Cops corral pig on the loose on Vancouver Island

Police “put the grab” on pig before it can cross the highway on Vancouver Island

Accused in B.C. school stabbing found unfit to stand trial

Decision will put hold on upcoming trial for Gabriel Klein

Producer, DJ Avicii found dead at 28

Swedish-born artist Tim Bergling, was found in Muscat, Oman

Update: Gas jumps 30 cents in Vernon after pumps dipped to 109.9

UPDATE: Gas prices have since skyrocketed nearly 30 cents

Most Read