Three accidents result in three deaths

Three Okanagan Falls residents die as a result of three separate motor vehicle accidents in less than a week

A third Okanagan Falls resident has died in less than a week as a result of three separate motor vehicle accidents.

On September 30 at approximately 7:20 p.m. 71 year old Almay Cumberland, an Okanagan Falls woman was struck and killed while crossing Highway 97 near Willow Street in Okanagan Falls. She was hit by a westbound vehicle driven by a 60 year old Penticton man.

There was limited street lighting in the area, and the woman was wearing dark clothing, crossing the road at a portion of the roadway not designated as a pedestrian crossing area.

Members from the Penticton detachment, the regional coroner, and South Okanagan Traffic Service personnel attended the incident, which continues to be under investigation.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or who might have related information, to advise the South Okanagan Traffic Services division at 250-499-2250, or call Crime Stoppers.

On Saturday, September 24, a 64 year old Okanagan Falls man was killed after being struck by a vehicle at the flea market on Ninth Avenue, and on September 29, a 44 year old Okanagan Falls woman died after the car she was driving went off Highway 97 and into Vaseaux Lake.


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