Passenger loses life in rollover at Sun Peaks

on June 8, Kamloops Rural RCMP were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Sun Peaks Road

Just after 11:30 p.m. on June 8, Kamloops Rural RCMP were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Sun Peaks Road where a single vehicle had rolled in front of the community Fire Department.

A Sun Peaks resident, Mark Russell Haynes, 33, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.

The 24-year-old driver of the vehicle, also believed to be residing at Sun Peaks, was taken to Royal Inland Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police report the surviving driver is being investigated for impaired driving in relation to the accident.

A traffic analyst attended the scene to assist with determining the cause of the accident and the investigation is ongoing at this time.