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One confirmed dead after Highway 97 crash in Peachland

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m.
(Photo - Gary Barnes/Capital News)

UPDATE 7:00 p.m.

West Kelowna RCMP have confirmed that a driver involved in the crash is deceased.

The collision involved a small car and a semi-truck.

An investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or was in the area and has dashcam footage of the collision, and has not yet spoken to police, are asked to please contact the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880, quoting file number 2022-42683.

UPDATE 11:40 a.m.

Highway 97 has been cleared in both directions, according to DriveBC.

UPDATE 7:55 a.m.

One lane on Highway 97 has opened. Single-lane alternating traffic has started to move.


An early morning collision in Peachland has Highway 97 closed in both directions.

Early Tuesday morning, a semi-truck and a vehicle collided on the highway south of Princeton Avenue.

There are no detours available for vehicles on their morning commute. Beach Avenue is also backed up because of the crash.

Some drivers told Capital News they’ve been at a standstill for over an hour.

According to RCMP, the stretch of highway could be reopened in an hour.

Capital News will keep up to date on this developing story.

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Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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