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Crash on Okanagan Connector leaves one person dead

Location of fatal crash on Highway 97C
November 16, 2015 - 2:52 PM

MERRITT – A car crash on the Okanagan Connector today has left one person dead and closed the route in both directions.

Merritt Fire Rescue Capt. Sky McKeown says a tractor trailor collided with a passenger vehicle, Nov. 16., closing Highway 97C, about 10 kilometres east of Merritt.

There is no estimate from Drive B.C. on when it will reopen.

A detour is available to westbound traffic via Highway 5A north to Princeton, or eastbound on Highway 5.

B.C. Ambulance spokesperson Fatima Siddiqui says one person was killed in the crash.

No other details have been released.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Dana Reynolds at dreynolds@infonews.ca or call 250-819-6089. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 3:49 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16, 2015 to add information from Merritt Fire Rescue.

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