Vancouver man dies in fatal crash near Princeton

German Santana died 20 kilometres west of Princeton after a fatal, single-vehicle collision.

German Santana died in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 3 west of Princeton.

German Santana died in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 3 west of Princeton.

A Vancouver man did not make it home from Osoyoos after an extensive search was conducted in the Princeton area for him Tuesday night.

German Santana, 65, is dead after a fatal, single-vehicle collision approximately 20 kilometres west of Princeton on Highway 3.

On Sept. 29 at approximately 7:20 p.m. a family member of Mr. Santana reported to Princeton RCMP that he had found Mr. Santana in his vehicle approximately 24 km west of Princeton.  Mr. Santana’s white, 2008 Ford Ranger Pick Up had left Highway 3 and plunged several hundred feet down a steep drop off.  Mr. Santana was deceased at the scene.

The investigation has been turned over to the RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services and the B.C. Coroners Service.

RCMP reported Santana departed Osoyoos on Sept. 27 heading for Vancouver in a 2008 Ford Ranger pickup. He called a friend a short time later and said he was going through Keremeos. Later that evening Santana’s vehicle was spotted near Princeton.

South Okanagan Traffic Services, including a collision reconstructionist, are investigating the incident.  Anyone who may have seen this vehicle prior to the crash or have any information in regards to same are asked to contact South Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-499-2250.