Serious multi-vehicle crash closes Highway 97 at Vernon Cadet Training Center – Vernon News

Accident closes Highway 97

UPDATE: 9:50 a.m.

The serious collision near the Vernon Cadet Training Center on Highway 97 appears to have involved a black SUV and a white pickup truck.

The SUV is covered in blankets, while the pickup has heavy damage to the driver’s side and is missing a rear wheel.

The accident closed Highway 97 in both directions, with traffic diverted onto Commonage Road.

According to the police, the area should be closed for several hours.

UPDATE: 9:35 a.m.

A serious collision on Highway 97 near the Vernon Cadet Training Center appears to be fatal.

Blankets cover a black SUV that was involved in the collision between two vehicles, which appears to have been a frontal accident.

RCMP are diverting traffic on Hospital Hill at 16th Avenue.

ORIGINAL: 9:10 a.m.

A serious collision closed Highway 97 near the Vernon Cadet Training Center.

Just before 8:30 a.m., RCMP and emergency personnel responded to the scene of the multi-vehicle collision.

The crash closed the highway to traffic in both directions.

The closure is expected to continue for several hours as the investigation continues, Vernon RCMP said.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area and use an alternate route.

Detours are in place and updates will be provided as they become available.

Castanet has a journalist who goes to the scene.

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