January 24, 2016 - 2:57 PM
OKANAGAN FALLS – Highway 97 south of Okanagan Falls is closed following a head-on crash between a logging truck and a car this afternoon.
RCMP say the crash happened at about 1 p.m., Jan. 24, at the north end of Vaseux Lake. A Toyota Corolla crossed the centre line and hit an oncoming logging truck head-on.
The logging truck, which wasn’t carrying a load of logs, burst into flames.
A 46-year-old local woman was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries, while the truck driver has minor injuries, police say.
RCMP say Highway 97 will be closed in both directions until about 3:30 p.m. when it will reopen to single-lane traffic through nearby Vaseux Lake Provincial Park.
An empty logging truck and a sedan collided head-on south of Okanagan Falls on Highway 97, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.
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— This story was updated at 2:56 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 with more information from RCMP.
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