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‘It sounded like an explosion’: 2 dead in serious crash on Highway 33 in Kelowna

Crash in Kelowna claims lives of 2 people
A single motor vehicle collision has killed two people at Highway 33 and Bryden Road in Kelowna.

Two people are dead and another is in hospital after a serious crash in Kelowna early on Monday morning.

RCMP were alerted to the crash at Highway 33 and Bryden Road at approximately 5 a.m.

The van involved in the crash being taken away from the scene at Highway 33 and Bryden Road.
The van involved in the crash being taken away from the scene at Highway 33 and Bryden Road. Global News

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A female and a male who were passengers in the Pontiac Montana van were pronounced dead at the scene. The 45-year-old driver was taken to hospital and is in stable condition.

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Tammy Kasper heard the impact and said, “It sounded like an explosion.”

Kelowna RCMP is investigating the cause of a serious accident that happened in Kelowna on Monday morning.
Kelowna RCMP is investigating the cause of a serious accident that happened in Kelowna on Monday morning. Global News

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Police said the road would be closed for “several hours” as Kelowna RCMP Traffic Services and a traffic analyst investigate the crash but have since reopened the highway.

“This investigation is still in its early stages as members continue to determine how this collision occurred,” said Cst. Lesley Smith with Kelowna RCMP.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Kelowna RCMP.

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