PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Two people have died and one other is in hospital with serious injuries following a head-on crash this morning just north of Hixon…
Police say at approximately 9:05 AM, officers from the Prince George RCMP and Municipal Traffic Services responded to the crash which involved an SUV and a car.
Two people were deceased and another person was flown to UHNBC in Prince George by helicopter with serious injuries.
The highway remains closed in both directions and is not expected to re-open for a number of hours, around 5 pm according to DriveBC.ca.
Police mention speed is believed to be a contributing cause of the crash.
Next Highway 97 closure update will be available here.