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UPDATE: One dead in Highway 97A collision near Armstrong

January 16, 2018 - 11:55 AM

VERNON - A crash between a semi truck and a car claimed a life this morning on Highway 97A, near Armstrong. 

Police say the crash, which happened Tuesday morning at roughly 11 a.m. just south of Pleasant Valley Cross Road on Highway 97A in Spallumcheen, left one person dead and others rushed to hospital.

“The surviving occupants are being transported by B.C. Ambulance Services to the nearest medical facility by both ground and air,” RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett says in a release.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured, she says.

An RCMP collision analyst is currently at the scene to investigate the cause of the collision.

“Given the road conditions at the time of the collision, it is possible weather played a role in today’s tragic incident and further details will be released once they become available,” Brett says.

RCMP North Okanagan Traffic Services and the B.C. Coroner Services continue to investigate the collision and death.

As of 12:20 p.m., Highway 97 A remained closed for scene examination and investigation. Traffic is being diverted onto an alternate route.

Check Drive B.C. for updates.

— This story was updated at 12:56 p.m. Jan. 16, 2018 to add information from an updated RCMP release. 

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