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One person in critical condition after crash near Lumby

May 18, 2017 - 6:32 AM

LUMBY - A woman was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision on Highway 6 yesterday afternoon.

The woman, who is in her 60s, suffered life threatening injuries as a result of the two vehicle crash May 17, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says in a media release.

Police were called to the crash at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, about six to eight kilometres east of Lumby.

Investigators determined a 2013 grey pick-up truck driven by a man in his 80s was heading west and may have been attempting to pass vehicles in the area of a sweeping right hand curve, Moskaluk says.

The truck was in the opposite lane when it struck an eastbound 2012 white Toyota Prius, driven by a woman in her 60s. Both drivers were the lone occupants of the vehicles and are from the Lumby area, Moskaluk says.

The man was injured in the crash and the woman suffered life-threatening injuries.

Investigators and a crash analyst examined the scene over the course of the afternoon, which required a temporary closure and single lane conditions. The RCMP cleared the scene late Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP investigators ask anyone who witnessed the collision or conditions prior to it, that have not yet spoken to police, to contact the RCMP North Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-545-7171.

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