Fatal Collision Closes Highway 97

A fatal collision has closed a section of Highway 97.

Just before 6:30 AM, police were called to the scene near the UBCO overpass.

A single vehicle is said to have collided with a semi-trailer.

The 18-year-old driver of the vehicle was killed.

Kelowna RCMP say the highway will remain closed between Edwards road and the overpass until at least 1 PM.

Investigators are one scene to try and establish the series of events that lead to the collision.

Southbound traffic is being diverted through Quail Ridge Boulevard while northbound drivers are being directed to Hereron Road.