Fatal accident closes highway 97 near Quesnel

By Global News
April 21, 2017 - 8:55pm

KERSLEY, B.C. — A bus accident on Highway 97 near Quesnel has left seven people injured and one dead.

The multi-vehicle accident involving a Greyhound bus occurred on Highway 97 3 km south of Kersley at about 5 p.m. on Friday.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) says eight people in total have been transported to hospital, two of whom are in critical condition.

RCMP say one person has been confirmed dead.

Greyhound confirmed to Global News the bus was travelling from Clinton to Prince George and had seven people on board as well as a driver. All on board were taken to hospital.

The highway is closed in both directions about 3 km south of Kersley and no detour is currently available, according to DriveBC.

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