Kelowna man killed in crash

A 21-year-old Kelowna man was one of two people killed in a single vehicle crash east of Mission Sunday.

Police in the Fraser Valley community say the incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Norrish Creek Forest Service Road.

According to Sgt. Shaun Wright a Honda CRV with two occupants inside had been seen travelling south on the road when it began to fishtail while negotiating a curve in the road.

"The vehicle went off road and fell approximately 160 feet down an embankment," said Wright.

"Both the driver and passenger died at the scene. Due to the location of the vehicle, Search and Rescue was called to assist at the scene."

Wright said the driver was from Kelowna while the passenger, also 21, was a resident of Chilliwack.

"The cause of this incident has not been determined. There is no indication at this time that alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor."

Wright said numerous forest service roads in the Fraser Valley area are used recreationally by a number of people, particularly through the summer months.

Drivers, said Wright, particularly inexperienced ones, need to use caution and drive carefully.



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