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Rescue crews extricate 2 trapped people from truck rollover in North Okanagan

Two trapped people were extricated from this overturned pickup truck along Highway 6 near Lavington on Thursday evening.
Two trapped people were extricated from this overturned pickup truck along Highway 6 near Lavington on Thursday evening. Vernon RCMP

Emergency crews extricated two trapped people from an overturned truck near Lavington on Thursday evening.

According to Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, the single-vehicle crash happened along the 6800 block of Highway 6, around 8 p.m.

“Witnesses at the scene told investigators the pick-up truck was travelling east on Highway 6 when it lost control and left the roadway, causing the vehicle to flip several times, eventually coming to rest in the ditch,” police said in a press release.

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Police say the Coldstream Fire Dept. safely extricated the truck’s two occupants, with the pair then being transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Highway 6 was temporarily closed in both directions.

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The investigation is ongoing, and police ask anyone who witnessed the rollover, and has not already spoken to investigators, to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171.

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