A stricken family has lost two of its loved ones as a result of a Motor Vehicle collision last night.
On Tuesday, December 21st at 9:00 p.m., a husband and wife, aged 81 and 80, were a mile from their West Kelowna home when the collision occurred.
According to a witness, the Grey Honda Civic sedan had exited Hwy 97 South onto Glenrosa Rd and was in the middle lane where it is believed to have struck the center median and lost control. It rolled down a steep embankment before landing on it’s roof at the bottom of the hill beside Woodell Rd. A motorist, who was following the sedan, immediately stopped and called 911 as he ran down the hill to offer assistance.
When police and emergency crews arrived, they discovered that the male driver had already died. The female passenger, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, suffered severe injuries. She later died in hospital.
There was no evidence that either of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.
The roadway was wet at the time and the investigation continues as to the cause of the incident.