Head-on collision in South Okanagan claims life of local man, say police

The collision happened last Thursday, on Highway 97 near Kaleden, when a northbound camper van collided head-on with a motorhome. The driver of the motorhome died from his injuries. Global News / File

A South Okanagan man is dead in the wake of a highway collision last week, say police, who are now seeking the public’s help to advance their investigation into the crash.

RCMP say the head-on collision occurred last Thursday morning, Sept. 29, on Highway 97 near Kaleden, B.C.

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According to police, a northbound GMC camper van entered the oncoming lane and collided with a southbound motorhome between Highway 3A and Lakehill Road.

The motorhome driver, a local man in his 50s, was seriously injured. This week, police said he died from his injuries.

A passenger in the motorhome, a woman in her 40s, was not injured, while the driver of the GMC camper van was critically injured.

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Police said the cause of the crash remains under investigation and that nothing has been ruled out.

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Anyone with information regarding this collision, including any dashcam video of the crash, or any pre-collision driving of either vehicle, is asked to please contact B.C. Highway Patrol in Keremeos at 250-499-2250 and cite file 2022-4544.

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Dashcam video: Wrong way on Highway 97

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