Accident Claims A Life In The South Cariboo
-A screenshot from video captured by Guillermo Angel.
BC Traffic Services has released the details surrounding a fatal accident that closed Highway 97 south of 100 Mile House on Sunday.
Media Relations Officer Corporal Mike Halskov says it happened near 83 Mile House at around 2-30.
He says witnesses say a southbound vehicle lost control near Bulloch Lake Road and spun into the path of a northbound vehicle…
“The two collided and unfortunately the passenger from the southbound vehicle that lost control died and the driver was in pretty rough shape, he was transported with life-threatening injuries to hospital as well. The occupants of the northbound vehicle, two occupants, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to local hospital.”
The victim’s name is not being released but Halskov does confirm that they were from the Okanagan.
An investigation into the crash continues, although Halskov says the cause may be linked to road conditions as there was a hail storm reported in the area at the time.