Central Okanagan Traffic Services investigating fatal two vehicle accident in Fraser Canyon
RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services are currently investigating a fatal two vehicle crash, which occurred Wednesday afternoon (March 21), on Highway 1, 10 kilometers south of Spences Bridge.
One driver died as result of injuries sustained and a young child received non life threatening injuries.
At around 3:45 pm, Lytton RCMP and Central Okanagan Traffic Services responded to a report of a two vehicle fatal collision on Highway 1 south of Spence Bridge near the Golden Pan Provincial park.
The collision required authorities to close Highway 1 in the area until 9 p.m. that evening.
RCMP traffic investigators and a collision reconstructionalist completed the scene examination at that time, weather and road condition were clear sunny with dry roads.
Witness accounts indicate that the head-on collision occurred when a southbound red 1993 Plymouth Sundance compact sedan attempted to pass a vehicle and pulled out in the immediate path of an oncoming northbound brown 2012 Toyota Tacoma pick truck.
The 22 year old Coquitlam man who was driving the Plymouth sedan and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of his injuries.
The Toyota pick up truck had a family of three in the vehicle, the male driver was accompanied by his wife and young daughter, with the child possibly suffering from a fractured limb.
All three were transported to an area medical facility by BC Ambulance Services.
The Southeast District Traffic Services is continuing their investigation of the collision.