Penticton and South Okanagan
May 23, 2013 / 9:00 am
Update 9 a.m. - Two people were taken to hospital in Penticton following an early morning head-on collision on Hwy. 97 just outside OK Falls Thursday morning. RCMP say a southbound vehicle operated by an OK Falls woman crossed the centre line and crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle driven by an Oliver man. Members of the Okanagan Falls Fire Department used the 'Jaws Of Life' to remove both drivers from their vehicles. Injuries to both drivers are believed to be non-life threatening.
Update: Castanet viewers are reporting the vehicle incident to be a head on collision near Waterman's Hill outside Okanagan Falls.
Reports indicate the accident occurred around 6:30 a.m.
Traffic is backed up in both directions.
The highway re-opened about 8:30 a.m.
DriveBC is reporting highway 97 is closed due to a vehicle incident.
The road is closed in both directions 5 km north of Junction with Highway 3A. Estimated Time of opening currently not available and assessment in progress. No detour available.
Next update at 8:30 am.
If you have any pictures or photos of the incident please contact [email protected]
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