Rollover into Skaha Lake under investigation

A 17-year-old male rolled his father's truck into Skaha Lake on Oct. 16, police are investigating the matter.

Police respond to a truck that rolled into Skaha Lake Oct. 16.

Police respond to a truck that rolled into Skaha Lake Oct. 16.

Police are investigating whether or not the young driver who rolled a truck multiple times into Skaha Lake was impaired.

The incident occurred on the evening of Oct. 16 when a 17-year-old male driver rolled his father’s GMC Sierra into Skaha Lake somewhere between Penticton and Okanagan Falls sustaining injuries. The driver suffered a large gash above his left eye.

Police did not say whether or not the driver was sent to hospital. The driver stated to police that his brother was also in the truck but after Okanagan Falls and Penticton fire teams were dispatched, nothing was found. The potential passenger was located later and not involved in the incident.

Police stated in a release they are pursuing the matter as an “impaired investigation.”