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Police puzzled at cause of head-on collision Sunday near Vernon

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
April 2nd, 2013

RCMP are attempting to determine what caused a head-on collision on Highway 97 near Vernon Sunday.

Names of the two victims killed in the accident will not be released until next of kin have been notified.

Road conditions do not appear to be an issue when the northbound Chevrolet truck crossed the centre line and struck a southbound Volvo station wagon head-on Sunday afternoon.

The 70-year-old Volvo driver from Salmon Arm and a 19-year-old Armstrong man who was a passenger in the truck died at the scene.

The 21-year-old driver of the truck was from Spallumcheen he was taken to hospital by ambulance.


The  66-year-old wife of the deceased man was seriously injured and was flown to Kelowna hospital by air ambulance where she remains in critical condition.

The North Okanagan Traffic Services Unit continues to investigate to determine the contributing factors that lead up to this terrible crash.

At this time there is no indication that alcohol was a factor in this crash.

The investigating officers are again asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash and have not spoken to the police to please contact them at 250-545-7171.


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