One dead in pool crash

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m.

Police have confirmed that a man died in an overnight crash near downtown Kelowna. 

Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, emergency crews rushed to the 800 block of Cadder Avenue to find a destroyed white GMC Sierra pickup truck in the backyard pool of a home. 

Police say they believe the truck had been travelling westbound on Cadder when it left the road and crashed through the frontyard of a home.

“The pickup truck smashed through a wooden fence, collided with the corner of the residential home and struck a shed on the property before coming to final rest, nose first, in a backyard swimming pool,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey of the Kelowna RCMP.

"The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was ejected from the pickup truck and a short time later pulled from the pool by bystanders who rushed in to help."

The 20-year-old man driving the truck, from Northern B.C., was pronounced dead at the scene. No one at the home was injured. 

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. 

“The vehicle, which is slated to undergo a mechanical inspection, has been seized by investigators, who have yet to rule out speed or intoxicating substances as contributing factors in this crash,” Cpl. O’Donaghey said.

Police have asked anyone who witnessed the crash to call police at 250-762-3300. 

ORIGINAL: 9:15 a.m.

There are unconfirmed reports one person had died following an accident where a truck smashed into a house in Kelowna.

Witnesses tell Castanet a white pick-up truck hit a house on the corner of Cadder and Ethel and ended up in a swimming pool.

According to the tipster a man died in the accident.

Castanet will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

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