UPDATE: Head-on collision claims life of woman on Highway 33 east of Kelowna

Highway 97 in Joe Rich was closed Friday, Jan. 29 after a women was killed in a head on collision.
Image Credit: Sean Heddle

KELOWNA – A 30-year-old Kelowna woman was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 33 in Joe Rich this morning.

RCMP say at about 9:30 a.m., Jan. 29, an eastbound Pontiac sedan lost control and travelled into the oncoming lane at Cardinal Creek, hitting a westbound Dodge pickup and sending it into the ditch.

The driver, and only one in the sedan, was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

A 24-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, both from the Lower Mainland, in the pickup were taken to Kelowna General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Highway 33 was closed for over two hours as emergency crews worked and a RCMP traffic analyst investigated.

No word yet from investigators on what caused the driver of the Pontiac to cross the centre line.

Image Credit: Sean Heddle

Approximate location of vehicle incident which has closed Highway 33 at Cardinal Creek Road south of Kelowna.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 5:08 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 to include information from the RCMP.

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