Vernon and North Okanagan
'On-Star' brings police to body
Sep 30, 2013 / 4:17 pm
4:15 p.m. update:
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a motor vehicle incident near Vernon on Sept. 28. He was Braden Len Williams, aged 44, of Armstrong. Mr. Williams was the driver and sole occupant of a car that left the road and went into a treed field off Highway 97 in the rural community of Spallumcheen north of Vernon about 2 a.m. on Sept. 28.
Mr. Williams was deceased at the scene. The Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.
Early Saturday morning a man was found dead in a field after being ejected from his vehicle.
Speed, fatigue, drugs and alcohol, and the fact he was likely not wearing a seatbelt are all being considered as possible factors in his death and the accident, according to RCMP Spokesman Gord Molendyk.
Saturday morning at about 2 a.m. the 44-year-old man's ‘On-Star’ device alerted authorities that his airbag had deployed.
His 2006 Chevy Impala was found in a field west of the Hwy 97 just north of the Speedway.
No one was located inside the vehicle however a search of the area found the body of the man in a nearby field.
The North Okanagan man died at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service is now in charge of the case and will determine the cause of the death.
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