Speeding appears to be major factor in Oyama Lake Road fatality

Second crash in less than a week on Lake Country road leaves one teenager dead and a second in hospital.

A single vehicle accident on Oyama Lake Road in Lake Country has left one person dead and another in hospital, the second fatal crash in less than a week on the same road.

Preliminary reports indicate that Lake Country RCMP received a call around 5 p.m. Monday, July 22, that a pickup truck had slid down an embankment in the 5700 block of Oyama Lake Road.

A  17-year-old male from Lake Country was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger, a 17-year-old female from Germany, was taken to Kelowna General Hospital in critical condition, and subsequently transferred to a Vancouver hospital for further treatment. No names have been released yet by police.

Police say the male was driving a Chevy pickup truck and apparently lost control when turning on an Oyama Lake Road switchback, skidding around a corner before plunging over an embankment.

Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle.

The Central Okanagan Traffic Services continue to assist the BC Coroner’s Service with the investigation.

Last Thursday night, July 18, an ATV left the same road and crashed down an embankment killing two people.