RCMP arrest driver in pit party crash

Two 17-year-old girls were allegedly struck by a vehicle. RCMP say their injuries are minor

Two 17-year-old girls suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle at a party at the Skimikin gravel pit early Tuesday morning.

The Salmon Arm RCMP responded to the party at the gravel pit in the Tappen Valley Road area at approximately 1 a.m. and arrested the alleged driver of the vehicle which struck the girls, a 17-year-old Sorrento boy.

According to the RCMP, the young man was allegedly driving the vehicle erratically when he struck the girls.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the RCMP detachment but was later released to his parents. The 17-year-old girls were released after being assessed at the hospital.

The RCMP’s investigation into the incident is ongoing. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.