Emergency services in the Cariboo dealt with two serious motor vehicle incidents during the holidays.
On Wednesday, Dec. 23 a two-vehicle collision south of 100 Mile House claimed the life of a 68 year old woman from Vancouver,
At 1:10 p.m. the 100 Mile House RCMP received a report of the collision on Highway 97 near Ainsworth Road.
Officers attended the scene and learned from witnesses it appears a southbound minivan made a U-turn in the middle of the road and was struck on the passenger side by a Northbound SUV.
The passenger of the minivan, a 68 year old woman, from Vancouver, was pronounced deceased at the scene and the drivers of each vehicle were sent to hospital with serious but believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
The highway was closed for approximately five hours with an alternate route set in place. Investigation into this collision is still ongoing but alcohol and speed do not appear to be an factor.
Police are asking any witnesses that may have seen this collision and have not spoken to police yet, to please contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456.
The name of the deceased will not be released by RCMP.
On Sunday, Dec. 27, police attended what is believed to be a fatal motor vehicle incident that occurred 45 km south of Quesnel on Highway 97.
The RCMP said they will not be releasing details about the incident until Tuesday.