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Fatal crash on Hwy 97B

UPDATE: 8:40 p.m.

Highway 97B is now cleared. Traffic is again flowing in both directions.

The stretch of highway just south of Salmon Arm has been closed since about 2:30 following a fatal head-on collision.


UPDATE: 8:10 p.m.

Highway 97B about two kilometres south of Salmon Arm remains closed in both directions following a fatal head-on collision earlier in the day.

A local detour is available.


UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.

RCMP are now saying only one person is confirmed dead as a result of Monday's head-on collision on Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm.


ORIGINAL: 4:25 p.m.

Two people are dead following a head-on collision between a commercial vehicle and passenger vehicle on Highway 97B near Hudson Road, south of Salmon Arm.

Police say the collision occurred about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

RCMP have confirmed both occupants of the smaller vehicle died in the collision.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The highway will remain closed while police, the BC Coroners Service and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trans Canada East Traffic Service in Revelstoke at 250-344-2221.

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