UPDATE: One dead following Highway 97 crash south of Peachland

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WEST KELOWNA - One is dead and another seriously injured following a crash on Highway 97 between Peachland and Summerland Thursday morning.

Cpl. Joe Duncan said West Kelowna RCMP and other emergency services responded to a crash around 9 a.m., Thursday, June 4, between a passenger vehicle and a tractor trailer.

Duncan says the Toyota allegedly collided head on with the tractor trailer near Brent Road and Highway 97. The male driver of the Toyota was dead on the scene and the female passenger was transported to Kelowna General Hospital in serious condition. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

The highway was completely closed until about 1:15 p.m. when it opened to single lane alternating traffic.

RCMP South East District Traffic Services and RCMP Traffic Reconstructionist Services continue to assist the B.C. Coroners Service in the investigation.

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.

— This story was updated at 12:16 p.m., June 4, 2015, with detour information and an estimated reopen time.

— This story was updated at 1:48 p.m., June 4, 2015, with additional details.

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