Crash on Highway 6 near Vernon kills two

WATCH: Police in the Okanagan are investigating if bad weather played a role in two separate deadly crashes, one on Highway 6 near Vernon and another outside Chase. Kimberly Davidson reports.

VERNON – Two people are dead after a two vehicle crash on Highway 6 near Vernon on Saturday night.

It happened at around 7 p.m. near the White Valley Tolko mill, when police believe one of the vehicles may have crossed the centreline.

Both the driver and passenger in one of the vehicles died from their injuries, while the occupants of the second vehicle, an adult man and woman from Vernon, were taken to hospital with undisclosed injuries.

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Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, however they say road conditions were icy at the time.

The two victims are from Lumby, but their names have not been released.

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The highway was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

It’s not the only deadly crash on British Columbia’s roads this weekend. Just east of Kamloops, a woman was killed when the vehicle she was in rolled down a 50-foot embankment. Chase RCMP say the road was covered in compact snow and ice at the time.

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