The West Kelowna RCMP is currently seeking any potential witnesses to a fatal motor vehicle collision that happened on the connector early this morning.
RCMP members responded just after 2 a.m. this morning to a report of a single vehicle collision that occurred in the eastbound lanes of Highway 97C between Penask Summit and Brenda Mines.
“Initial findings at the scene suggest that the white Chevrolet van struck the centre median before rolling several times,” said RCMP Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy in a statement issued today. “The adult male driver of the van was declared deceased at the scene by emergency medical personnel. A passenger, also an adult man, was transported to hospital by BC Emergency Health Services.”
The extent of the passenger’s injuries is not known at this time.
RCMP investigators are currently trying to identify potential witnesses in an effort to determine what led to the collision. Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police, or anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250 768 2880.
The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is conducting their own, parallel fact finding investigation into the man’s death.