BRITISH COLUMBIA

Head-on crash kills Vernon teen, injures both drivers in north Okanagan

05/05/2014 02:11 EDT | Updated 07/05/2014 05:59 EDT
VERNON, B.C. - A teenager from Vernon, B.C., has died in a weekend crash in the north Okanagan.

The 14-year-old boy was the passenger in a northbound Pontiac Sunfire that veered across Highway 97, near Oyama, slamming into a southbound pickup truck.

The Sunday afternoon crash flipped the truck on its roof and sent the small car careening into a ditch, seriously injuring the 17-year-old male driver.

He was airlifted to hospital in Kelowna while the 25-year-old Lumby woman driving the truck is also being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Her 26-year-old male passenger suffered only minor injuries.

A cause of the crash is being investigated but RCMP say speed and alcohol have been ruled out. (CKIZ)