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Crash near Salmon Arm sends three to hospital

FILE - A B.C. Ambulance helicopter is pictured landing at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops in this file photo. A 64-year-old woman was airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops with critical injuries following a crash west of Salmon Arm Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
September 11, 2015 - 10:39 AM

SALMON ARM - A two vehicle crash west of Salmon Arm Thursday afternoon shut down the highway for several hours and sent three people to hospital.

The collision happened on Highway 1 about 14 kilometres west of Salmon Arm near Kault Hill. The driver of a car parked facing west on the shoulder attempted a U-turn and was hit by a westbound truck.

The 64-year-old driver, a woman from Sicamous, was flown by air ambulance to Royal Inland Hospital in critical condition. Her 80-year-old spouse, a passenger in the car, was transported to hospital in Salmon Arm with serious injuries. The 64-year-old driver of the truck, from Blind Bay, was taken to hospital in Salmon Arm with what RCMP say appeared to be relatively minor injuries.

The highway was fully closed to traffic for several hours before a single lane was opened to alternating traffic. The highway fully reopened by about 8:40 p.m.

RCMP continue to investigate.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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