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Vernon RCMP Investigate Serious Motor Vehicle Collision On Hwy 6

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

December 14th 2022:

First Responders attended multiple snow-related motor vehicle incidents overnight in the North Okanagan region.

6:13 am - RCMP responded to a serious collision on Hwy 6 east of Aberdeen Road in Coldstream. A westbound vehicle crossed over the center line and was struck by an eastbound 5 ton truck.

The driver of the westbound vehicle sustained serious life-threatening injuries and was rushed to hospital. The driver of the truck was uninjured. Hwy 6 was closed for a period of time while police investigated the cause of the incident; however, road conditions were a factor.

6:24 am - RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Hwy 97 at Stickle Road. The vehicle was southbound and struck road debris causing the drive to collide with the guard rail. The driver was uninjured.

7:25 am - RCMP investigated a single vehicle collision on Hwy 97 near Crystal Waters Road where the driver lost control on a slippery section and left the roadway. The driver was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

From Drive BC December 14th, 2022:


Highway 6 EW - Vehicle incident between Middleton Way and Grey Rd for 2.8 km (Coldstream). Road closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. All lanes blocked. Expect delays. Watch for traffic control. Detour in effect. DETOUR ABERDEEN & GREY ROAD. Next update time Wed Dec 14 at 9:00 AM PST. Last updated Wed Dec 14 at 7:41 AM PST. (DBC-47482)



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