Tragic result to highway collision

A collision on Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 97 and Grizzly Road resulted in a female passenger who was eight months pregnant losing her baby.

RCMP say a Ford Taurus on Grizzly Road was turning left onto Highway 97, headed southbound, when the car struck the rear of a southbound dump truck, causing the car to spin and cross the center line into opposing traffic.

A northbound Chevrolet Impala then struck the passenger side of the Taurus.

There were two occupants in each car. The two in the Impala were taken to Kelowna General Hospital by ambulance for minor injuries and later released.

The driver of the Ford Taurus received minor injuries and was also taken to hospital. However, the pregnant female passenger was airlifted to a Vancouver hospital, where the pregnancy had to be terminated. Police have not released the names of anyone involved, but did say the couple in the Taurus were from Kelowna.


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