Image contributed by David Ogilvie.

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UPDATE: SUV crashes into deer in West Kelowna

An SUV was towed away from it crashed into a deer along Highway 97

UPDATE: Nov. 14

West Kelowna RCMP say no serious injuries were reported after a SUV hit a deer on Highway 97 last night.

At 5:43 p.m. on Nov. 13, RCMP responded to a reported collision with a deer on Highway 97 at Grizzly Road.

“Police arrived on scene to find the male driver and his two female passengers, of the white Ford Escape, being medically assessed at the scene by emergency paramedics,” explained Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“No injuries were reported to police.”

The SUV sustained significant front-end damage as a result of the impact with the deer and was subsequently towed from the scene.

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ORIGINAL: Nov. 13

An SUV’s front end is crushed in after a driver reportedly hit a large animal while driving along Highway 97 in West Kelowna.

The SUV was heading northbound on Hwy. 97, just past Grizzly Road, at about 5:45 p.m. when it struck a large animal. Reports from the scene are mixed, but witnesses believed it could be a cougar or a large dog.

The roads were bare at the time, but that section of the highway is dark.

Injuries to the two passengers inside the SUV are believed to be non-life threatening.

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