Mounties probe fiery crash
Police are probing a fiery early-morning crash on Thursday, May 5, that caused significant damage to a Brocklehurst duplex.
Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned said police were called to the scene at 2:30 a.m., and arrived to find a vehicle had left the road and struck a natural-gas line.
The collision ignited a blaze, which caused serious damage to both the vehicle and the duplex — in the 900-block of Schreiner Street — which was unoccupied at the time.
"Police interviewed two males at the scene, one of whom identified himself as the registered owner [of the vehicle]," Learned said.
The two men, ages 19 and 20, told police they had turned the keys over to "a friend," whose name they couldn't remember.
"The two reported that they were in the area after being dropped off by a cab when they saw the owner's vehicle go speeding by, heard the crash and ran to the scene to investigate," Learned said.
No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.