UPDATE: Rollover on Highway 97 south of Vernon

The driver of a car that rolled on Highway 97 south of Vernon on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 received minor injuries.
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VERNON - The driver of a car that rolled on Highway 97 near Vernon Friday afternoon walked away from the crash.

Emergency crews were called to at two-car crash at around 4 p.m., Feb. 12, in the southbound lanes of Highway 97 south of Vernon near Kalamalka Lakeview Drive.

RCMP say the driver of a southbound car lost control and rolled into the righthand ditch, bounced back onto the road and came to rest. Another southbound car bumped into the first vehicle.

A 40-year-old man behind the wheel of the first car, and the only one in the vehicle, was taken to hospital with minor injuries, according to a RCMP media release.

The driver of the second car wasn’t hurt.

The highway was down to a single lane southbound for about an hour and a half until the crash was cleared and the route reopened.

RCMP say no charges will be laid in connection with the crash.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 1:26 p.m., Feb. 15, 2016, with additional details from RCMP.


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