Update: Man dies after ATV rollover in Oyama

Two men hospitalized after ATV rolls down bank in Oyama. Kelowna man later dies of his injuries.

  • Mar. 11, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Update 18 March: 42-year-old Kelowna man dies of his injuries.

Lake Country RCMP and the BC Coroner’s Service continue to investigate the ATV crash that occurred in the afternoon of March 10 in Oyama.

RCMP reported early March 18 that the 42-year-old Kelowna man had succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

RCMP said that the 46-year-old Lake Country man remains in hospital where he continues to receive treatment for his injuries.

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March 11: Lake Country RCMP are investigating a serious injury rollover ATV crash that occurred Thursday, March 10, in Oyama.

At 2:36 p.m. on March 10, the Lake Country RCMP received a request to assist BC Ambulance Service at an ATV rollover crash in the 5000 block of Oyama Lake Road. The ATV was located eight feet down an embankment resting against a tree. It had sustained heavy damage.

The two ATV riders, a 46-year-old Lake Country man and a 42-year-old Kelowna man, both sustained serious, potentially life-threatening injuries. They were both rushed to hospital in critical condition.

An RCMP collision reconstructionist conducted a detailed analysis of the scene and the ATV was seized by investigators for a full mechanical inspection. The cause of the rollover are not yet known.

The Lake Country RCMP continue to investigate this crash, aided by the RCMP integrated collision analyst and reconstructionist services section.