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UPDATE: RCMP investigating 'serious' accident that caused Highway 97A closure

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May 24, 2020 - 8:34 AM

RCMP officers are investigating the cause of a two-vehicle collision which occurred Sunday morning in Enderby, which closed Highway 97A.

"At approximately 7 a.m. on May 24, frontline officers from the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to a report of a head on collision involving two vehicles in the 100 block of George Street," according to the RCMP in a news release.

"Given the seriousness of the collision, the RCMP Integrated Collision Analyst and Reconstructionist Services have been called out to assist with the investigation," said Cpl. Tania Finn, media relations officer with the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, in the news release.

The drivers of both vehicles have been taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to the release. Neither vehicle had passengers. The RCMP remain on scene at this time and northbound traffic is being rerouted at Fortune Road and southbound traffic at Knight Avenue, according to the release.

The highway has reopened.

This story was updated May 25 at 8:15 a.m. to update the road condition.


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