At 4:45 a.m. on March 30th, 2013 a 1993 Ford Escort was westbound on Highway 3 just east of Hedley, B.C..
Upon entering a clockwise turn, the Escort crossed the center line into the oncoming lane. The driver over corrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle slid into an adjacent field on the south side of the highway. The Escort then rolled into a hydro pole. The driver, a 28 year old male from Alberta, was deceased at the scene.
The passenger, a 17 year old Hedley female sustained serious but non life threatening injuries. The passenger was transported to Penticton Hospital by ambulance. Alcohol and possibly speed are believed to be contributing factors.