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Fatal motorcycle crash

UPDATE: 7 a.m. 

Highway 97 reopened in both directions just before 11 p.m. Saturday night, after a fatal motorcycle accident earlier that evening. 

Anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn't spoken to RCMP is asked to call the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171.


UPDATE: 7:24 p.m.

RCMP are on the scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision on Hwy 97 just north of 48th Ave. tonight.

The driver of a motorcycle has succumbed to injuries after colliding with another vehicle.

The road is expected to remain closed between 48th Ave and 27th St for the next several hours while a collision reconstructionist investigates.

Further information is not available at this time.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and hasn't spoken to RCMP yet is asked to call the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171.


Highway 97 is currently closed in both directions just north of 48th Ave. in Vernon because of a vehicle incident.

The estimated time of opening is unavailable at this time, with an assessment in progress.

A detour is available via 27th Ave at 48th.

Castanet will provide more details as they become available.



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