Driver of truck in fatal Oyama Lake Road accident identified

Samuel Marienus Waldron, 17, of Winfield was killed in the crash while passenger remains in hospital.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a motor vehicle incident July 22 on Oyama Lake Road  as  Samuel Marienus Waldron, aged 17, of Winfield.

Waldron was driving a pickup truck at excessive speed for the narrow, winding road when his truck careened down a steep switchback enbankment, according to police.

The vehicle left the road and rolled down an embankment.

While Waldron was found deceased at the scene, a 17-year-old youth from Germany, a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to Kelowna General Hospital in critical condition and subsequently transferred to a hospital in Vancouver.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

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