UPDATE: Crash near Lumby claims life, passenger airlifted to hospital

Emergency personnel responded to the fatal accident on Lumby Mabel Lake Road Saturday night

Update: 11:20 a.m.

A collision claimed the life of a driver, with one passenger being airlifted to the nearest hospital, over the weekend.

On Saturday, July 7, just before 9 p.m., the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP attended to a single vehicle collision that occurred in the 2900-block of Mabel Lake Road near Lumby. Officers arrived on scene to find a Ford F350, which was traveling southbound, had gone off road left and collided with a rock embankment, ejecting both the driver and passenger from the vehicle.

“The driver, a 32-year-old Lumby male, died as a result of the collision. The passenger, a 33-year-old Vernon woman, was airlifted to the nearest medical facility for further assessment but has since been released,” said RCMP Const. Kelly Brett.

The investigation into the collision is still on-going, however preliminary findings show that alcohol and speed may have been a factor.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call 250-545-7171 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Original: Sunday, 4:45 p.m.

An accident on Lumby Mabel Lake Road near the Shuswap Falls Saturday claimed the life of one person, reports say.

Emergency personnel responded to the incident shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

Further details including the cause of the accident and other injuries are not yet known. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

It is the second fatal vehicle accident in the North Okanagan in two days.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and Vernon North Okanagan Traffic Services investigated a fatal collision involving a single motorcycle in the 5300 block of Old Kamloops Road Friday, July 6 just before 1 p.m.

Related: Teen dies in motorcycle crash

The driver and single rider of the motorcycle, a 19-year-old male, has died as a result of his injuries.

More to come.


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