A head-on collision on Highway 97 south of Williams Lake claimed the life of an 86-year-old man Friday, Dec. 7. At 11 a.m the Williams Lake RCMP Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services and the RCMP North District were called to the accident scene, 35 kilometres south of Williams Lake near Maze Lake Road.
“Witnesses at the scene indicated that a southbound 2004 Dodge Ram pick-up truck had lost control and veered into the northbound lane striking a 2000 Ford F150 pick-up truck,” said the RCMP.
The 28-year-old female driver of the Dodge Ram was taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.
Witnesses also described variable road conditions which included dry and some icy patches.
The highway was closed in both directions for approximately two-and-a-half hours while police investigated the collision.
At this time police have not released the name of the people involved with the accident and are reminding drivers to be cautious as they head into winter driving conditions where road conditions can change at any time.