Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Mary Sword photo)

Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Mary Sword photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 could be closed until 5 p.m. near Hixon after fatal collision

The road is closed after what Prince George RCMP called a serious motor vehicle collision

UPDATE:

Two people have died in a head-on crash a mile north of Hixon, according to Prince George RCMP.

Police were called to the scene just after 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 29. The collision involved a car and a mid-size sport utility vehicle.

“Another person, who sustained serious injuries, has been transported to hospital,” police said, adding that speed is believed to be a factor in the collision.

The highway is expected to remain closed until 5 p.m.

UPDATE:

A serious collision on Highway 97, just north of Hixon has all lanes of traffic closed as emergency crews respond to the scene.

DriveBC said the incident happened north of Colebank Road East. Estimated time of reopening is 5 p.m.

The crash took place Thursday morning, after 9 a.m., on a curved stretch of the highway, about one mile north of Hixon. The road at the location has a passing lane for one side of the highway, with a double solid line separating northbound and southbound traffic.

Weather at the time was overcast and rainy.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Traffic is stopped in both directions on Highway 97 a few kilometres north of Hixon.

Social media posts show traffic stopped for what witnesses are calling a head-on collision.

DriveBC staff took to Twitter, noting the incident was just north of Colebank Road East, and telling motorists to expect delays.

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Traffic is stopped in both directions on Highway 97 a mile north of Hixon because of a crash. (Submitted Photo - Rob Marcotte)

Traffic is stopped in both directions on Highway 97 a mile north of Hixon because of a crash. (Submitted Photo - Rob Marcotte)