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UPDATE: Woman dead in crash on Highway 97A in North Okanagan

December 02, 2019 - 10:13 AM

One person died and two others were injured following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 97A at Eagle Rock Road south of Armstrong Sunday.

Ian Cummings, Armstrong Spallumcheen Fire Department Chief, confirmed the fatality today, Dec. 2.

"There was a fatality involved. It was a two-car MVA," said Cummings. "There were a couple of other injuries."

Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy with the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP said two others were injured and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Noseworthy, an initial investigation revealed that a southbound vehicle allegedly crossed the centre line and collided with a northbound vehicle.

"The outcome of this collision was a tragic one and the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP send their condolences to all those affected," said Noseworthy. "This is a busy time of the year on our highways, and driving conditions change quickly. RCMP urge motorists to stay alert, drive to the road conditions and allow enough time for your travel plans."

The BC Coroners Service is also investigating the woman's death, Noseworthy said.

Armstrong firefighters were called at 2:31 p.m. on Sunday and remained on scene for more than two hours. According to DriveBC, the highway reopened at 6:26 p.m.

Sunday saw several centimetres of snow throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP said that many roadways are snow-covered and slippery this morning.

— This story was updated at 10:12 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, to include information from RCMP.


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