Two vehicles slide into Okanagan Lake on Highway 97

Truck slides off Highway 97, just north of Penticton, into the lake

A pickup truck slid into Okanagan Lake slowing down traffic just north of Penticton on Highway 97 on Thursday morning.

A witness that drove by the scene, around 7:50 a.m., said a truck was partially in the water. Two people that were believed to be inside the truck were standing at the side of the road waiting for emergency services to arrive. The truck slid off the highway near the Sage Mesa area.

Related: Start digging, it’s going to be a snowy drive to work

The witness said traffic was still moving in both directions, but slowly.

Penticton RCMP Const. James Grandy said a second vehicle slid into the lake on Thursday morning at around 9:20 a.m.

Grandy said the driver was trying to avoid a parked semi trailer on the side of the highway and lost control on the ice. The driver was not injured and there were no charges laid.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

RV lifestyle comes to the Okanagan

BC Interior RV Show returns to Penticton for the eighth year

Funding brings sigh or relief for Penticton Search and Rescue

Province announces a funding injection for operations, equipment and training

‘Cowardly acts’ towards homeless continue in Osoyoos

RCMP confirm they are investigating two incidents of assault on a homeless person

Turning an Okanagan hospital’s medical waste into art

Safe recycled waste materials are being used by local artists to create art

Total hogwash: Mr. Banks gives cars a piggy polish

Mr. Banks, who lives on the Critteraid farm in the Okanagan, was offering the service on the weekend

VIDEO: Fire contained to garage beside East Kelowna house

Garage is fully involved, say firefighters

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

Young mother dies in Highway 3 semi collision

According to friends the victim was on her way to work, to a job she started earlier in the week

Animals seized again from North Okanagan property

Animals to be seized not yet confirmed

B.C. river cleanup crew finds bag of discarded sex toys

Chilliwack volunteers stumble on unexpected find while removing 600 lbs of trash from riverway

Most Read