Human remains found after truck fire

Human remains found after truck fire

The Osoyoos Fire Department extinguished a truck fire early Tuesday morning on Nighthawk Drive, where human remains were found in the vehicle. (File photo)

A startling discovery was made after a vehicle fire in Osoyoos on Tuesday.

Osoyoos RCMP report that human remains were found in a pickup truck that was fully engulfed in flames at 1:42 a.m. November 13.

Osoyoos RCMP Sgt. Jason Bayda said the truck was parked at a residence on Nighthawk Drive, where firefighters attended to extinguish the blaze. The fire spread to a second vehicle and was creeping dangerously close to the house, Bayda said.

A female who was the only occupant of the house was quickly removed to safety by the attending RCMP member.

Once the fire was out, human remains were located in the back seat of the S10 pickup, Bayda said.

“The Osoyoos RCMP are aware a 54-year-old homeless male did use this pickup truck to sleep in on a friend’s driveway and had been doing so for several months.”

Bayda said the investigation indicates the fire was accidental and not suspicious in nature. The matter has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service.