RCMP Central Interior Traffic Services investigate fatal collision

On Sunday, April 9, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Clearwater RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 5 near Birch Island

On Sunday, April 9, at approximately 7:30 a.m. Clearwater RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 5 near Birch Island.

Investigators determined that a northbound sedan had left the Highway, went down an embankment and stuck several trees before overturning.

The driver, a 61-year-old male was found deceased at the scene and had not been wearing a seatbelt. A female passenger was transported to the Clearwater Hospital by ambulance and treated for minor injuries and has since been released.

An RCMP collision re-constructionist attended the scene. Central Interior Traffic Services has taken over the investigation.

The RCMP are asking that anyone who may have witnessed the collision please contact the Central Interior Traffic Services at 250-674-2237.

BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the man who died as  Gary Dwayne Flath, aged 61, of Okanagan Falls.


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