Okanagan man dies after vehicle crashes into tree, catching on fire

The incident happened in Lake Country about 11 a.m. Monday

A man has died after his vehicle smashed into a tree in Lake Country and caught on fire.

The incident happened just after 11 a.m. on Oyama Road near the Community Club.

Witnesses on scene attempted to douse the flames before emergency crews arrived.

The Lake Country Fire Department managed to extinguish the vehicle blaze; however the driver died at the scene.

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Traffic is blocked on Oyama Road and is being redirected to Track Road.

RCMP on scene said there was a significant impact to the tree from the vehicle but no deviation in tire tracks from the road.

A medical issue is not being ruled out at this time.

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