UPDATE: Car crash near Enderby claims a life

Vernon RCMP

ENDERBY - A fatal car crash just north of Enderby last night is under investigation.

The incident happened yesterday, April 11, around 5:20 p.m. about eight kilometres north of Enderby on Highway 97A, when a northbound car and a southbound tractor-trailer collided.

The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP confirm the crash claimed a life of a 61-year-old man, the lone occupant in the car, and no one else was injured.

The highway was closed down for several hours, with traffic detoured to Highway 97B toward Salmon Arm. The highway was reopened around 10:40 p.m.

Police continue to investigate and ask any witnesses who have not yet spoken to RCMP to call the Enderby detachment at 250-838-6818.

— This story was updated at 11:58 a.m., April 12, 2016, with additional details from RCMP.

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