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Truck slams into pole

UPDATE: 4:05 p.m.

Power lines are apparently OK at the scene of a crash into a utility pole in Okanagan Landing.

Police have "terminated their command," meaning the incident is over.

Witnesses say the pickup swerved off Okanagan Landing Road, heading towards Vernon, and up a driveway, where it struck the pole.


UPDATE: 3:55 p.m.

One person has been taken to hospital by ambulance.

There's no word on the patient's condition.


ORIGINAL: 3:34 p.m.

A vehicle has struck a utility pole, and power lines are down in Vernon's Okanagan Landing.

One person is apparently pinned in the crash, which happened on Okanagan Landing Road, near Bench Road.

Castanet has a reporter headed to the scene.

Firefighters have been dispatched to extricate the driver from the vehicle, and Hydro crews are also on their way.

More to come



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