Collision on Hwy 97A in Armstrong claims one life

One dead in highway crash

A two vehicle collision on Highway 97A resulted in one death near Armstrong by Powerhouse Road.

The collision happened Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. when officers revealed that a vehicle driving south on the highway allegedly crossed the centre line and hit the other vehicle coming the other way.

The highway was closed for hours while first responders were working at the scene. The driver of the southbound vehicle succumbed to her injuries, and the two people in the northbound vehicle are in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"The outcome of this collision was a tragic one, and the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP send their condolences to all those affected," says RCMP Cst. Jocelyn Noseworthy. "This is a busy time of the year on our highways, and driving conditions change quickly. RCMP urge motorists to stay alert, drive to the road conditions and to allow enough time for your travel plans."

Due to the privacy of the deceased, her name will not be released.

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