The front end of this vehicle was totalled after a collision on Highway 97 in West Kelowna Monday night. (Riley Howden)

Highway 97 reopened after multi-vehicle collision in West Kelowna

DriveBC said the highway opened around 2 a.m. this morning

Latest update 6:00 a.m.:

Highway 97 has reopened in West Kelowna after a multi-vehicle collision on Monday night.

Yesterday 7:00 p.m.:

According to police, the accident happened around 6:20 p.m. between four vehicles on Highway 97 near Boucherie Road.

One male driver was taken to Kelowna General Hospital with serious injuries.

RCMP said the highway was closed in both directions from the William R Bennett Bridge to Boucherie Road.

“The investigation into the collision is in its early stages,” said RCMP Cst. Lesley Smith.

“RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or can provide dash cam video to please contact the West Kelowna RCMP at (250) 768-2880.”

She said traffic along the highway will be affected as officers continue their investigation. She did not provide a time for when it will reopen.

Southeast District Traffic Services along with a collision reconstructionist have been called to the scene.

DriveBC estimates the highway won’t be reopened until tomorrow. It did not provide an estimated time for reopening.

To get around the accident a detour has been set up along Westside Road.

More to come.

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Paul Clarke
Assistant bureau chief, B.C. Interior South Division
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Emergency services closed Highway 97 in both directions after a multi-vehicle collision Monday night. (Dave Ogilvie)

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