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Fiery, two-vehicle crash closes Highway near Osoyoos

By Contributor
July 4th, 2014

Highway 3, west of Osoyoos, was closed for several hours Wednesday night as emergency crews dealt with a fiery, two-vehicle crash.

On July 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm, the Osoyoos RCMP responded to a collision between two transport trucks on Highway 3 near Spotted Lake located approximately 9 kilometers west of Osoyoos.

A transport truck impacted a loaded logging truck, igniting on impact. The fire spread to the logging truck and then to the surrounding grassland, briefly threatening one residence.

Local and Forestry fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze before it could spread beyond control.

The transport truck driver, a 46-year-old Kelowna man, suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and was taken by Air Ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment.

No other injuries were reported.

Analysis of the scene is ongoing to determine the causal factors in the crash but alcohol is not suspected.

The highway was closed for several hours as emergency crews mitigated the fire and cleared the wreckage.

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