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UPDATE: Fatal crash closes highway near Salmon Arm

March 11, 2019 - 4:53 PM

SALMON ARM - A head-on collision between a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle led to the death of one person this afternoon and closed Highway 97B.

The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. today, March 11 on Highway 97B near Hudson Road, south of Salmon Arm.

Both lanes of the highway are closed but there is a detour in place as the collision is being investigated, according to an RCMP press release.

Motorists can monitor DriveBC.ca for updates regarding the road closure, which it lists as between Grandview Bench Road and Cambie Road, about two kilometres south of Salmon Arm. It estimates the road won’t be open until 10 p.m.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call RCMP Revelstoke at 250-344-2221.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Drive B.C.

— This story was update at 4:51 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019 to include a correction in the information supplied by RCMP. One person was killed in the collision, not two as originally reported by RCMP.

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