Collision claims life of Osoyoos man, 24

Collision claims life of Osoyoos man, 24

A 24-year-old Osoyoos man died in a two-vehicle collision south of Oliver this morning. A mother and her 10-month-old infant survived the crash.

A 24-year-old Osoyoos man died in this morning’s two-vehicle collision on Highway 97 south of Oliver.

The incident occurred just before 10 a.m. at Deadman’s Lake near Road 21.

Police report the collision occurred when a northbound Chevrolet Cavalier impacted a southbound Chevrolet Sonic. A 24-year old male passenger in the Cavalier was deceased at the scene.

Two other occupants of the Cavalier, a 26-year-old woman and 10-month-old infant are being treated at hospital and are in stable condition at this time.

The 62-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Sonic is also being treated for minor injuries. All parties involved are from Osoyoos.

The cause of the crash is under investigation but winter road conditions are believed to be a contributing factor.

Drivers are being asked to take extreme caution with the increase of snow on the road.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who may possess related dash camera footage or photos are asked to contact Cst. Mark Fulton at RCMP South Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-499-2250.

One witness told the Chronicle that she observed one car lose control on the roadway on a suspected patch of ice. Nobody was speeding, she said.

Investigators are expected to be on scene for several more hours.