Fatal crash devastates Enderby

By Pete McIntyre
March 8, 2016 - 10:30am

ENDERBY, B.C. — A fatal crash in Vernon over the weekend has been a huge blow to the community of Enderby.

One of the victim's from Sunday's crash was 21 year old Carlee De Boer, a college student from Enderby, while the other victim was a 21 year old woman from Victoria.

Enderby Mayor Greg McCune says it's a been a very difficult last few days.

"It's definitely heartbreaking. There is no doubt about that. All the kids involved were all from families around here, with the exception of the young woman from Victoria. Every knows everybody, they are all very popular and been very active in the community."

A pickup truck with five occupants went off Highway 6 in Vernon near Waddington Drive and rolled early around 1:30 am Sunday morning.

Two 21 year old female passengers died at the scene.

A 21 year old male driver from Armstrong is under investigation with speed and alcohol thought to be factors.

McCune says it didn't take long for the grim news to trickle through the community of 3,000 residents.

"I have a couple of her friends that work for me, so they both called in relatively early to say they wouldn't be in. Even today as people heard, I got calls all day from people that were just devastated and shocked," McCune tells Kiss FM.

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