Two escape, dog and pig dead in single vehicle accident on Road 22


By Lyonel Doherty and Richard McGuire

Oliver Chronicle

Two people and a dog survived a single vehicle accident north of Osoyoos Friday, but a second dog and a pig were killed.

Cpl. Dave Smith of Osoyoos RCMP said police were called shortly before noon to the scene on Road 22 at the Osoyoos Oxbows. The accident occurred to the east of the single-lane bridge.

Smith said the vehicle struck a barricade and landed in one of the oxbows upside down about 20 feet from shore.

Witnesses arrived at the scene and Smith said one jumped into the icy water to assist the occupants, a man and a woman.

The occupants escaped the vehicle, but the woman was distraught about pets in the car.

Smith said one dog was taken to a veterinarian, but the other dog and the pig died at the scene.

Oliver Fire Department was called to assist and to make sure there were no other passengers, and Sabyan Towing from Oliver was able to get the vehicle out of the water.

Smith said the accident is still under investigation, including the fact that the male occupant didn’t remain at the scene.

No further details are available at this time.

(Video by Lyonel Doherty)

Firefighter Warren Brown connects a cable to the overturned car in preparation for recovery. (Photo Lyonel Doherty)
Firefighters pulled a deceased pig from the car. (Photo Lyonel Doherty)
Two passengers were able to escape from the car. (Photo Lyonel Doherty)