Highway 97 collision sends one to hospital

A vehicle collision on Highway 97 closed traffic in both directions 13 kilometres north of Williams Lake Thursday evening.

UPDATED STORY:

One person suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision that shut down Highway 97 north of Williams Lake Thursday evening.

Staff Sgt. Del Byron said police were called to the scene, located at Highway 97 and Hickory Road in Wildwood, at about 5:35 p.m. where a grey 2015 Ford Focus collided with a loaded semi truck.

Members of the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department, Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, RCMP and CVSE attended the scene.

Byron said the Williams Lake RCMP will continue to investigate the matter.

Original story:

A vehicle collision on Highway 97 has closed traffic in both directions 13 kilometres north of Williams Lake Thursday evening.

According to DriveBC, a local detour is available via West Coast Road and Mountain House Road.

The highway isn’t expected to reopen until after midnight.