Fatality indicated

Time: 6:33 am – official dispatch time for Rescue Crews

Location: Orchard east of Hwy 97 – just north of the Rd 18 corner. Black, newish, vehicle southbound, left highway entering orchard driveway area smashing into an old shed and the car re-directed.

Driver trapped in car until rescue crews arrived. Jaws of life needed to pop open the passenger door so that paramedics could get to work.

It became apparent the male body was lifeless and was covered up. Two units of EMS on the scene. Police arriving after I left the accident location. Two units of Oliver Fire Department were call for traffic control and opening the vehicle up.

An investigation will proceed but by looking at the scene – the heavily damaged vehicle had to be going at a high rate of speed on very wet roads.

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Other news reports later in the day

RCMP respond to 4300-block of Highway 97 for a report of a single vehicle collision.

The driver and only occupant, a 28 year-old from Oliver, was extricated from the vehicle by Fire Services. He had suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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A single vehicle crashed off the road in Oliver Sunday morning near Highway 97 and Road 16, resulting in the death of the driver.

Oliver fire chief Bob Graham said two trucks from the fire department responded to the incident, and found one man dead after using the jaws of life to extricate him. “I don’t think alcohol was involved,” Graham said. An ambulance on scene called the fire department to help extricate the man.

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