Camaro demolished, one dead in overnight crash in Kelowna

Fatal crash splits car

UPDATE: 6:25 p.m.

The Kelowna RCMP has yet to provide additional details regarding the fatal collision early Sunday morning.

The collision reportedly involved a car colliding into a tree just after 3 a.m.

One person was pronounced dead on the scene. The other individual was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Springfield Rd. between Burtch Rd. and Dayton St. was closed for nine hours as police conducted an investigation.

Castanet will have more details as it becomes available.

UPDATE 12:01 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP has reopened Springfield Rd. between Burtch Rd. and Dayton St. following the deadly crash early this morning.

More details about the investigation are expected to be released later today.

UPDATE: 6:20 a.m.

Kelowna RCMP are asking motorists to avoid the area of Springfield Road between Burtch Road and Dayton Street after a fatal collision early this morning.

Just after 3 a.m., police responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision near the intersection of Springfield and Burtch roads.

"Officers found the vehicle had suffered extensive damage, and one of occupants was deceased," says Const. Solana Paré.

"The other occupant was transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services with serious, life-threatening injuries. RCMP are working to determine the cause of the collision."

The area will remain closed until the scene investigation is complete.

ORIGINAL: 6:10 a.m.

A serious car crash in Kelowna overnight left a vehicle practically split in two.

Few details are known at this time, but police were seen at the intersection of Burtch and Springfield roads about 4 a.m., where a vehicle believed to be a Chevrolet Camaro had struck a tree.

At least part of the tree was brought down in the collision.

Witnesses believe there were at least two people in the vehicle and that injuries are severe.

"The car is split in half from the mid-section, and there is a knocked over tree on the road," one reader tells Castanet.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

Photo: Contributed

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