A Barriere man was killed in a two-vehicle collision north of Avola the morning of July 16.
Clearwater RCMP reports that they received a call about the crash at 5:55 a.m.
Investigation revealed that two vehicles had been northbound on Highway 5 near Tum Tum Creek when the second vehicle hit the lead vehicle from behind. The lead vehicle went off the road to the right while the second went off to the left.
A male passenger in the lead vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. The passenger, Barriere resident Victor Kolman, was confirmed deceased at the scene.
A traffic analyst from Kamloops and a representative from the BC Coroner’s Service attended the scene. The investigation was turned over to the Central Traffic Services Unit out of Clearwater.
The matter is still under investigation.