Details emerge following fatal crash near Summerland.

A 61 year-old South Okanagan man is dead after a two vehicle crash Saturday near Summerland.

The vehicle he was in was heading north on Highway 97 when it crossed the centre line, struck a barrier and collided with a large truck traveling south.

It was the second serious crash on that stretch of highway in the last two weeks.

"In this particular case, the road design has not been identified as an issue in either of those crashes", Corporal Mike Halskov told AM 1150 News.

The driver may have experienced a medical emergency or was impaired at the time of the accident.

"We were getting witness reports about this erratic driver just before the crash occured. From what we know he was killed on impact", Corporal Halskov added.   

The road was closed for several hours.