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Fatal crash claims one life near McLeese Lake…

WILLIAMS LAKE, BC: The RCMP North District Traffic Services is investigating after a two vehicle collision claimed the life of a passenger Friday afternoon near McLeese Lake.

Police say just before 1:00 PM, officers were called to a report of a two vehicle collision near the 10700-block of Highway 97. Upon arrival to the scene, officers discovered a female passenger deceased and two men were injured.

Initial investigation has determined a head-on collision occurred when a northbound Ford Expedition crossed the center line colliding with a southbound Ford F350.

The driver of the Expedition suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to hospital while the driver of the F350 suffered serious injuries and was transferred by the BC Ambulance to hospital.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation and Hwy 97 near McLeese Lake remains closed.

A Collision Reconstructionist and Analyst is enroute to assist in the investigation. The highway is expected to remain closed for the some time, while scene evaluations are underway.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area as significant delays are expected.

Please monitor DriveBC for further updates.

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