February 23, 2018 10:38 pm
Updated: February 24, 2018 2:51 am

Three sent to hospital following crash on Hwy 97 near UBCO in Kelowna


Emergency crews are clearing an accident at the overpass on Highway 97 near UBC Okanagan that sent three people to hospital Friday evening.

RCMP said a speeding southbound sedan jumped the median and struck a northbound SUV head-on.

The collision, which happened around 5:30 p.m., closed down the northbound lanes of the highway for more than an hour.

Police said three of the five people involved in the crash were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Traffic was backed up for kilometres south of the crash on Highway 97 and feeder streets.

The sedan driver is expected to face a ticket and fine.

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