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Fatal two-vehicle collision involves Nelson man

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and Traffic Services are investigating a fatal vehicle collision.

The two-vehicle collision took place on Tuesday evening around 5:40 pm just south of Westwold.

The driver of one of the vehicles, who died as a result of the collision, was identified as a 32-year old man from Nelson. The other driver was taken to hospital and is said to have minor injuries.

Constable Kelly Brett said in a statement:

‘At the time of the collision, road conditions were poor and may have been a factor, however the North Okanagan Traffic Services has assumed lead in the investigation and cause of the collision is still yet to be determined. The highway was closed for approximately 5 hours while the collision analysts conducted their investigation.

North Okanagan Traffic Services is seeking any witness information in relation to the collision.  If you have any information call Cst. Dobbernigg of the North Okanagan Traffic Service at 250-545-7171.

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