RCMP call for witnesses to major crash near Kaleden last week; report driver 'critically' injured

Cops call for crash witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses and dash camera video from the scene of a major head-on collision on Highway 97 near Kaleden last week.

On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9:25 a.m., RCMP and emergency services responded to a crash on Highway 97 near the scales, between the junction with Highway 3A and Lakehill Road.

A northbound GMC camper van had entered the oncoming lane and collided head-on with a southbound motorhome.

The male driver of the motorhome, a man in his fifties from the area, was seriously injured; his partner was shaken but unscathed.

"The driver of the GMC camper van, a man in his twenties, was critically injured. At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation and nothing has been ruled out," reads an update from police on Monday.

BC Highway Patrol Keremeos would like the public's help further investigating the incident. They are specifically looking to speak to a small red car that had been travelling southbound when the collision happened, which appeared to have pulled over, but did not remain at the scene.

"This individual is considered a witness and police would like to speak to the driver and any occupants of this vehicle," police say. The vehicle, which may have been driven by a female driver, is not considered to have been involved in the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this collision, including any dashboard camera video of the crash or any pre-collision driving of either vehicle, is asked to please contact BC Highway Patrol Keremeos at 250-499-2250 and cite file 2022-4544.

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