Lake Country RCMP investigating fatal UTV crash

Lake Country

2022-07-02 16:16 PDT

File # 2022-40190

Lake Country RCMP is currently investigating a fatal utility terrain vehicle (UTV) crash that occurred early this morning.

On July 2, 2022 at 4:15 a.m., Lake Country RCMP received a report of a UTV roll-over on Spion Kop Mountain in the area of Summit Trail.

When officers arrived on scene, they located the UTV. The passenger, a 34-year-old man, had succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver, also a 34-year-old man, was arrested at the scene for impaired operation causing death and he was transported to hospital by EHS with minor injuries.

The Lake Country Fire Department, BC Ambulance Service, Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) and Kelowna RCMP Forensic Identification Services assisted with this investigation. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this difficult time.

The driver is possibly facing charges related to his arrest and the investigation is on-going.

The BC Coroners Service is conducting their own, parallel investigation into the death. Due to the privacy of the deceased, neither the RCMP nor the Coroners Service have any more details to share at this time.

 

Released by

Cpl. Tammy Lobb

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
kelowna.rcmp.ca
1190 Richter Street
Office: 778-940-2430
Cell: 250-859-2065

Email: Kelowna_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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