South Okanagan Traffic Services has conducted an intensive investigation into the Highway 3 fatal motor vehicle crash just outside Hedley on March 30, 2013. The investigation included the assistance of the Penticton Forensic Identification Section, Collision Reconstructionist and Pathologists.
Multiple versions of the incident were received by SOTS investigators, primarily involving the identity of the driver. Forensic and physical evidence is consistent with the deceased male, Steven Roy (29 years old, no fixed address), being the driver of the vehicle at the time of the incident. Some residents of Hedley had identified another male being the actual driver of the vehicle.
Forensic and physical evidence has eliminated this male as being a possible occupant of the vehicle at the time of the collision.
SOTS will not be recommending any charges in relation to this incident.
Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge
South Okanagan Traffic Services