One man is dead after a vehicle rollover at Carmi Avenue and Holden Road on Nov. 19. It was one of three motor vehicle incident fatalities that day.                                Kristi Patton/Black Press

One man is dead after a vehicle rollover at Carmi Avenue and Holden Road on Nov. 19. It was one of three motor vehicle incident fatalities that day. Kristi Patton/Black Press

Three fatal rollovers in less than 24 hours

Two accidents on Highway 3; one in Penticton

Motor vehicle incidents within 24-hours of one another have resulted in three deaths.

Penticton RCMP were called out at 8 a.m. on Nov. 19 to a report of a pick-up truck on its roof near Holden Road and Carmi Avenue. The lone male occupant of the vehicle, a man in his 20s, was confirmed dead.

“Investigators gathered evidence at the scene, with the assistance of the RCMP Traffic Service Analyst and BC Coroner’s Service. It is uncertain when the collision occurred, but it appeared it had happened sometime overnight, said Const. James Grandy.

Penticton RCMP also confirmed the accident on Marron Valley Road resulted in a death on Monday evening.

Grandy said investigators are considering the possibility of alcohol being a factor in the accident, which claimed the life of a female passenger and sent the man driving the vehicle to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to an RCMP release, they were called to the scene at about 9 p.m. on Nov. 19. to assist the Kaleden Volunteer Fire Department with a report of a single-vehicle rollover in the 1700 block of Marron Valley Rd.

The BC Coroner’s Service, along with the RCMP Traffic Analyst attended the scene and are continuing their investigation, and no charges have been laid yet.

A third vehicle fatally occurred on Highway 3 shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday following a collision between a Ford F-350 and an Acura.

According to police the driver of the Acura died at the scene. The driver of the F-350 was taken to hospital but released sometime later.

Highway 3 was closed for about five hours while emergency crews remained on scene.