Accident snarls traffic on Highway 97 south of Penticton

A multi-vehicle accident snarled traffic on Highway 97 several kilometres south of Penticton

  • Jul. 27, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle accident late Wednesday afternoon on Highway 97 several kilometres south of the Penticton Regional Airport.

Emergency crews responded to a multi-vehicle accident late Wednesday afternoon on Highway 97 several kilometres south of the Penticton Regional Airport.

Two ambulances were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 97 several kilometres south of Penticton near the turnoff to the Riva Ridge mobile home park.

A small, silver compact car and older pickup truck wound up i1n the right lane of the southbound portion of the roadway.

It’s not known how many people were injured in the collision which backed up southbound traffic for over an hour.

Penticton Fire Rescue and Penticton Indian Band volunteer fire department also responded to the scene.

Further details were not available.