Highway 97 crash near 100 Mile House sends woman to RIH

By Greg Fry
December 18, 2017 - 3:51pm

KAMLOOPS — A Cariboo woman was airlifted to Royal Inland Hospital following a head-on crash on Highway 97 at 103 Mile House this morning.

100 Mile House RCMP Cpl. Brian Lamb says police responded to the crash shortly after 10 a.m. along with the local fire department and the BC Ambulance Service.

"There was an occupant in each of the vehicles and both received injuries and the occupant of a small passenger car received what are believed to be serious injuries and had to be extracted from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life and has since been airlifted to Kamloops for further treatment."

He says the other driver, also from the Cariboo, received minor injuries and was treated at hospital in 100 Mile House.

Lamb says the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

"We did have several witnesses who observed the crash and at this time it appears the passenger car crossed the centre line crashing into the pickup truck. But at this time we're still investigating why that vehicle crossed the centre line."

He says police have ruled out alcohol or drugs as possible causes.

The crash closed the highway in both directions for about an hour and a half but it has since reopened.

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