Penticton man killed in collision on connector

One man is dead after a collision on the connector, 14 kilometres east of Merritt on Monday at approximately 1:30 p.m.

RCMP have confirmed a Penticton man was killed in a collision on the connector, 14 kilometres east of Merritt on Monday at approximately 1:30 p.m.

RCMP said a west-bound 2003 Ford Expedition was involved in the collision with a loaded east bound commercial car carrier.

“The on scene investigation and witness assistance confirmed the driver of a Ford Expedition lost control on very slippery compact ice/snow covered roadway,” said Cpl./ Doug Hardy, Central Interior Traffic Services (Merritt). “The vehicle crossed into the east bound lanes where it was struck by the loaded car carrier. A third passenger vehicle struck the car carrier after it was unable to stop upon entering the collision scene.”

Police confirmed the 44-year-old male driver of the Expedition was declared dead at the scene. The occupants of the other two vehicles were not injured.

The investigation continues with members of the Central Interior Traffic Services, Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Unit assisting the Coroner’s Service.

RCMP remind drivers to expect winter driving conditions through the mountain passes and should exercise extra caution and drive in accordance with those conditions.

Revelstoke RCMP responded to a fatal head-on collision between two commercial vehicles on roads with heavy snow on Tuesday at 6 a.m.

During the investigation RCMP found approximately 160 pounds of marijuana was being transported east bound in the tractor trailer power unit.

 

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