Highway 97

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) determined police actions played no role in a pedestrian fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Hixon. (File Photo)

Pedestrian who died on Highway 97 near Hixon earlier fled from RCMP: IIO

The driver of a red Dodge van was found dead just hours after police attempted to pull him over

 

The Simon Fraser Bridge on Highway 97 in Prince George was damaged in a crash (Google Maps photo)

Simon Fraser Bridge in Prince George damaged by alleged drunk driver

A 47-year-old man was arrested after his pickup truck hit the guardrail

 

Drive BC has reported a vehicle incident north of Quesnel, near Olson Road. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Person dies after semi and pickup collide on Highway 97 north of Quesnel

The highway near Olson Road is closed while investigators work to determine the cause

 

The location of the incident. (Drive BC/Google Maps)

Highway 97 north of Quesnel down to single alternating traffic

A vehicle incident took place near Umiti Pit Road

The location of the incident. (Drive BC/Google Maps)
Quesnel RCMP responded to two crashes on Monday, Nov. 1 in the morning. (File photo)

One victim air lifted to hospital after Highway 97 single vehicle incident rollover: RCMP

The crash was between Williams Lake and Quesnel and shut down the highway for 30 minutes

Quesnel RCMP responded to two crashes on Monday, Nov. 1 in the morning. (File photo)
The driver of a white truck appeared to hit and break this light pole before flipping. The crash took place across from the Fraser River Park. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

One man taken to hospital after rollover crash near Quesnel River Bridge

A white truck appeared to strike a lightpole before it flipped in the evening of Oct. 27

The driver of a white truck appeared to hit and break this light pole before flipping. The crash took place across from the Fraser River Park. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Back up of traffic along Highway 97 following crash (Dave Ogilvie photo)

Driver in fatal crash near Kelowna suspected drunk, distracted, seatbeltless

Police say driver in his 40s died as a result of single-vehicle crash near Drought Road

Back up of traffic along Highway 97 following crash (Dave Ogilvie photo)
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s preliminary design for the proposed Quesnel North-South Interconnector is viewable online at gov.bc.ca/quesnelinterconnector. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure website)

MOTI not prioritizing Quesnel interconnector route

Quesnel council received a letter noting the ministry was prioritizing recovery work in the Cariboo

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s preliminary design for the proposed Quesnel North-South Interconnector is viewable online at gov.bc.ca/quesnelinterconnector. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure website)
The protest lined both sides of Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Protesters against COVID-19 vaccine mandates rally in Quesnel, Williams Lake

Over 100 protestors drew honks and support from drivers along the highway

The protest lined both sides of Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The driver’s side rear tire had been torn off the SUV. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Rollover crash stops traffic on Highway 97 just outside downtown Quesnel

Crews were called to the scene of a crash near the downtown Quesnel sign to the south

The driver’s side rear tire had been torn off the SUV. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The crash was just outside the Quality Inn on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

1 taken to hospital after motorcycle crash in Quesnel

The crash was was just outside the Quality Inn on Front Street

The crash was just outside the Quality Inn on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Emergency crews survey the scene after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel on June 30. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign according to police. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Driver charged in Quesnel crash that sent four to hospital

A Good Samaritan who stopped to help was also injured in the aftermath

Emergency crews survey the scene after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel on June 30. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign according to police. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Highway 97 in Quesnel open again after crash

Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision

Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Traffic flowing again on Highway 97 in Quesnel after police investigation into death

A 46-year-old man died in hospital after police say they responded to reports of gunshots

A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris on Dragon Mountain from as soon as June 14, until as late as June 25. (File Photo)

Dragon Mountain debris to be burned to reduce wildfire risk in coming weeks

BC Wildfire Service notes smoke and flames may be visible from Quesnel

The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris on Dragon Mountain from as soon as June 14, until as late as June 25. (File Photo)
The driver of this semi-truck received multiple tickets after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Driver of semi-truck issued tickets after South Quesnel crash: RCMP

The intersection near Canadian Tire will remain as a 4-way stop until the traffic light is replaced

The driver of this semi-truck received multiple tickets after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)

65-year-old motorcycle driver dies after crash north of Hixon

RCMP are asking anyone with dashcam footage of the rider before the crash to contact them

Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)
The actual traffic signaller was knocked off its pole, and launched a distance from the crash site. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: 4-way stop in place after crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel

A loaded semi-truck and a pickup towing a boat collided near Canadian Tire

The actual traffic signaller was knocked off its pole, and launched a distance from the crash site. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Debris from a crash litters Highway 97. (Cassidy Dankochik file photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Safety concerns prompt Highway 97 intersection improvements in Quesnel: MoTI

Traffic lights coming to Dragon Hill Road intersection, median to be installed

  • May 20, 2021
Debris from a crash litters Highway 97. (Cassidy Dankochik file photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A crash on the Quesnel River Bridge is backing up southbound traffic on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (File Photo)

Crash on Quesnel River Bridge backs up southbound traffic

At least three vehicles were involved in the collision, which took place on the bridge

A crash on the Quesnel River Bridge is backing up southbound traffic on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (File Photo)