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UPDATE: Two dead after vehicle crash south of Sicamous

October 06, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Highway 97A has reopened to single-lane alternating traffic this afternoon following a vehicle accident.

The Sicamous RCMP is reporting that two people have died after a semi-truck and vehicle collided on Highway 97A this morning.

Cpl. Wade Fisher said the semi was travelling in the northbound lane and the other vehicle was in the southbound lane when the two collided.

The incident occurred near Swansea Point on Mara Lake south of Sicamous at roughly 11 a.m. today, Oct. 6.

An assessment is in progress and a detour is available using Highway 97B, according to Drive BC.

Fisher could not confirm the results of the investigation but RCMP were on scene.

The highway has since reopened to single-lane traffic, according to Drive BC.

For the latest on the highway closure go to Drive B.C.'s website here.

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- This story was updated at 4:45 p.m. to include an update on the highway's reopening.

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