The red pin shows the location of what Drive BC is calling a vehicle incident” (Google Maps)

The red pin shows the location of what Drive BC is calling a vehicle incident” (Google Maps)

One person dead after head-on collision on Highway 97 in Kersley

Quesnel RCMP say two SUVs, one towing a trailer, collided on Highway 97

UPDATE:

One person has died after two SUVs collided on Highway 97 near Kersley, roughly 17 kilometres south of Quesnel.

A Quesnel RCMP news release says police responded to a report of a head-on collision at around 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

“A northbound SUV lost control after the trailer it was pulling started to fishtail,” Quesnel RCMP Sgt. Richard Weseen said. “The SUV then crossed the centre line and collided with a southbound SUV.”

The driver of the northbound vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the southbound SUV was taken to Quesnel hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.

The investigation into this collision is still ongoing,” Weseen said. “Flaggers are on scene and one lane of traffic is open for alternating traffic.

The collision took place just south of the Kersley General Store.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Highway 97 outside of Kersley has only one lane open due to what Drive BC is calling a “vehicle incident.”

The incident took place off French Road, just north of Kersley, 17 km south of Quesnel.

Drive BC says traffic is flowing using alternating directions, and drivers should expect delays.

Their next update is scheduled for noon.

More to come.

READ MORE: Two people, including a child, taken to hospital after crash

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email: cassidy.dankochik@quesnelobserver.com


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