A two-vehicle incident has closed Highway 97 1v km south of Quesnel this morning. Karen Powell photo

Update: one sent to hospital after Wednesday’s Highway 97 crash

The collision involved a semi-trailer truck and an SUV


A two-vehicle incident closed Highway 97 in both directions 1 km south of Quesnel, near Quartz Road, on Wednesday morning (June 13).

RCMP and emergency responders were on the scene, and all traffic was rerouted around the accident via Maple Drive and Sales Road.

The crash involved a northbound semi-trailer truck and a southbound SUV. The lone driver of the SUV was taken to hospital with serious injuries, while the driver of the semi sustained no physical injuries.

Corporal Madonna Saunderson with the North District RCMP media relations team said Thursday morning that the cause of the crash is still unknown.

“The investigation is ongoing, including mechanical inspections and analysis of the scene,” she said.


Highway 97 has been closed in both directions around 1 km south of Quesnel, near Quartz Road, due to a collision between a semi-trailer truck and an SUV.

RCMP and emergency responders are on the scene.

Traffic is being rerouted via Maple Drive, Red Bluff Road and Sales Road.

The RCMP released a statement at 11:15 a.m. saying police are continuing to investigate and cannot release further details at this time.

The Observer will update as we know more.

Highway 97 has been closed in both directions around 1 km south of Quesnel, near Quartz Road, due to a collision between a semi-trailer truck and an SUV.

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