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Car crashes through Vernon fence, erupts in flames, but driver nowhere to be found: RCMP

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Police in Vernon are asking anyone who may have witnessed a single-vehicle crash near the cadet camp on Friday morning to come forward.

Emergency crews, including RCMP, Vernon Fire Rescue Services and B.C. Ambulance, responded to a report of a vehicle collision at around 8:45 a.m., along the 700 block of Highway 97.

When they arrived, a grey passenger car was fully engulfed in flames.

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According to police, the car travelling southbound, but crossed the northbound lane and left the road, eventually coming to rest down an embankment on the east side of the highway.

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Video taken by a passerby shows the car had gone through the fence of the cadet camp.

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Once the car fire was extinguished, it was confirmed that the vehicle was unoccupied.

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Police are seeking public help as they try to locate the driver.

Police said the crash had minimal impact on traffic.

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