Highway 97 Briefly Closed Near Peachland

Police are on the scene of a serious crash on Highway 97 in Peachland.

At about 2:00, crews were called to the scene near the intersection of Highway 97 and Clements Crescent.

At this point, investigators believe a pickup truck heading south crossed over the centre line, and hit a northbound SUV.

The highway just initally shut down in both directions, as crews had to rescue one of the people inside the SUV.

The 57-year-old woman driving that vehicle was taken to hospital, and is expected to recover from her injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was also hospitalized, and is also expected to recover.

Right now, traffic is alternating through one lane, as police are still clearing the scene.

Witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880.