Fatal crash

UPDATE 3:45 P.M.

Kelowna RCMP have now confirmed a 21-year-old Kelowna woman died following a head on collision Friday evening.

According to witnesses, a blue Honda coupe was exceeding the speed limit and lost control as it rounded a curve in the westbound lane of McCurdy Road East near Morrison Road.

The Honda struck a green Toyota sedan head on in the eastbound lane, knocking it off the roadway. 

“Emergency crews arrived to find the 27-year-old male driver of the Honda suffering from non life threatening injuries to his back and neck,” says Cst. Steve Holmes.

“Injuries to the driver of the Toyota proved fatal and she perished at the scene.”

Both drivers were sole occupants of their respective vehicles and Kelowna area residents.

Holmes says impaired driving is not believed to be a factor however, the investigation continues with respect to the exact cause and circumstances surrounding the crash.

“A Traffic Reconstructionist attended to examine the scene and more will be known following the conclusion of his investigation,” adds Holmes.

The name of the deceased woman is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin. 

ORIGINAL 1:00 P.M.  

A late night car crash has reportedly claimed the life of at least one person in Kelowna.

The accident occurred Friday night at approximately 10:15 p.m. at the corner of McCurdy Road East and Morrison Road.

Lacie Turner lives near the crash site and had just returned home when she saw the crash scene.  

According to Turner, the male driver of the first car was lying on the ground covered in a blanket when she arrived.

She watched as rescue crews struggled to get the second female driver out of the vehicle and attempted CPR.

Crews had to use the jaws of life to remove the woman from her car.

It is reported that the female driver died at the scene, but RCMP have not confirmed the details.

We will have more details as soon as they are available.


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