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One dead after crash into logging truck in West Kelowna

Rear-end incident at Hwy. 97 and Boucherie Road

One person is dead after a serious collision early Monday morning in West Kelowna.

An RCMP officer was on their way to work around 4:55a.m. on Aug. 15 when they came across a two-vehicle crash at Boucherie Road and Highway 97, involving a logging truck and a passenger vehicle.

The truck was stopped at a red light heading northbound when it was rear-ended by a black 2008 Dodge Caliber, killing the driver of the Caliber.

The 53-year-old was the only occupant.

“This was a terrible motor vehicle collision leaving a family mourning the loss of their father,” said Cst Mike Della-Paolera.

The incident, is not a criminal investigation. The driver of the logging truck is cooperating with police.

Highway 97 experienced major delays all morning following the crash, with both the right lane and turning lane closed at Boucherie Road.

READ MORE: West Kelowna Hwy 97 crash causing commuter delays


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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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