The Naramata Fire Department responded to a reported motor vehicle incident in the early hours of Saturday morning to find an abandoned truck.
When firefighters arrived at the reported 3:21 a.m. accident at Naramata Road and Gawne Road, no one was present.
“Basically there was a truck in a ditch and a bit of a mystery,” said Fire Chief Dennis Smith.
The truck suffered significant damage when it rolled over during the crash.
“It looks like it rolled off of a side road and into the ditch on the other side of Naramata Road,” said Smith. “Missed the corner there or something.”
Driving conditions were not likely a factor, as Smith noted that there was no ice on the road.
This is the second motor vehicle incident that a South Okanagan-Similkameen fire department has responded to in the last three days, with the Keremeos Fire Department responding to a call regarding a vehicle that had rolled over and grazed a power pole at 3:20 a.m. on Feb. 4.
That vehicle was also abandoned by the time first responders arrived.
It is not uncommon for late-night incidents (like the one the department responded to) to have no one there to meet first responders, according to Smith, for a number of reasons.
Whether there were any injuries to the driver or any possible passengers is not currently known.
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