Vehicle incident causes Highway 97 closure

One man was air lifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops following a two-vehicle motor vehicle incident on Highway 97 Monday.

  • Aug. 11, 2015 2:00 p.m.

One man was air lifted to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops following a two-vehicle motor vehicle incident on Highway 97 Monday, 20 minutes north of Lac La Hache.

At 2:10 p.m. 100 Mile House RCMP, along with members of Cariboo Chilcotin Traffic Services responded to the incident involving a northbound semi-truck and a southbound minivan near Maze Lake Road.

The man medevaced to hospital was the driver of the minivan and sustained serious injuries, 100 Mile House RCMP said.

“Both the female passenger of the minivan and the male driver of the semi-truck sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital,” said Corp. Darren King of the CCTS.

The incident caused the closure of Highway 97 in both directions for close to four hours.

At press time the investigation was still ongoing and no further details were being released.