Two killed in separate crashes

Two North Okanagan men lost their lives Sunday in separate crashes. 

First at 2:20 a.m. RCMP received a report of a single vehicle rollover on Whitevale Road near Lumby.

“RCMP, Lumby Fire & Rescue, EMS and RCMP Accident Reconstructionist responded to the scene and located a vehicle overturned on the roadway,” explained North Okanagan RCMP Cpl. Gerry Kovacs.

Kovacs said the driver of the vehicle was ejected while the passenger escaped and began CPR on the driver, his brother.

The 25-year-old driver from Lumby succumbed to his injuries while his 23-year-old brother survived. 

Later Sunday morning there was another tragic accident when a 64-year-old Enderby man crashed his motorcycle, losing his life.

At 10:30 a.m. RCMP received a report of a two vehicle accident on Enderby Grinrod Road near Enderby.

“The northbound motorcycle had struck a southbound F350 pick-up truck head on.  The driver of the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries at the scene.  The passengers in the truck reported no injuries.,” said Kovacs.  

RCMP says the BC Coroner Service is handling both accident investigations and RCMP will assist with the RCMP Accident Reconstructionist. 

Police are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the vehicle prior to the crash in Lumby to contact the Lumby RCMP at 250-547-2151.

As well, if anyone may have witnessed the collision or the vehicles prior to the crash in Enderby contact the Enderby RCMP at 250-838-6818.


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