Charges laid in fatal Thanksgiving Day collision in Kelowna

Kelowna, BC Highway Patrol

2021-08-12 11:14 PDT

File # BCHP 2020-5866

On October 12, 2020, Kelowna RCMP and BC Highway Patrol attended a fatal collision between a Chevrolet Tracker and motorcycle on Highway 33 at Goudie Road in Kelowna.

It was determined that a westbound motorcycle driven by a 60-year old man from the South Okanagan was struck head-on by an eastbound Chevrolet Tracker which illegally entered the motorcyclist’s lane.

BC Highway Patrol in Kelowna assumed the comprehensive criminal investigation and on August 11, 2021, a charge of Drive without Due Care under the Motor Vehicle Act of BC was laid against the driver of the Chevrolet Tracker, Carlie Dudych, a 19-year old woman from Kelowna.

The widow of the man killed in this senseless collision is devastated by the overwhelming loss of her husband, says Corporal Samantha Audley of BC Highway Patrol in Kelowna. These investigations are very complex, involving specialized units including the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, and can take many months to complete before presenting the file to Crown Counsel for charge recommendation.

Dudych’s first court appearance is set for September 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Kelowna Law Courts.

Anyone with information about this collision who has not spoken with investigators is asked to contact BC Highway Patrol in Kelowna at 250-491-5354 and cite file 2020-5866.

Released by

Cpl. Mike Halskov

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