Man killed, another seriously hurt, in ATV crash in Postill Lake area

1 dead, 1 hurt in ATV crash

UPDATE 5:30 p.m.

One man is dead and another is clinging to life in hospital after an all-terrain vehicle crash in the Postill Lake area.

RCMP received a distress signal from a GPS beacon at about 3 a.m. on Sept. 25, originating near Wallaston Forest Service Road and Brunette Forest Service Road

Emergency Health Services and Central Okanagan Search and Rescue contacted police shortly afterwards to inform them they were responding to that area for a report of a single vehicle collision involving an all terrain vehicle.

Police, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and paramedics responded to the distress signal and found a single-vehicle collision of an all-terrain vehicle with two occupants.

A 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The second occupant, also a 52-year-old male, was airlifted to hospital in serious, life-threatening condition.

“On behalf of COSARs members, I would like to share our sincerest condolences to the families of those involved in this accident.”, said Brad Trites, COSAR president.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

ORIGINAL 1:50 p.m.

Search and rescue volunteers responded to a serious ATV crash in the Postill Lake area overnight.

While details about the incident remain scarce, a member of the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue confirms that a helicopter was called to the area to transport a “seriously injured” person who was involved in an ATV crash.

It's not clear when exactly the crash occurred, how many people were involved in the crash, or their current condition.

Castanet is working to confirm more details about the incident.

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