One ‘gravely injured’ following Highway 33 crash in Kelowna

File photo. Police lights. Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

One person has been gravely injured in a crash that shut down part of Highway 33 in Kelowna for several hours Tuesday night.

The crash happened at around 6:15 p.m. in the 6600 block of Highway 33 in Kelowna when, according to police, a Ford Escape SUV with two occupants left the westbound lane it had been traveling in and crossed into oncoming traffic.

“This resulted in a head-on collision with a white 2018 Dodge Ram pickup with 2 occupants heading eastbound away from Kelowna,” RCMP said in a press release.

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“All four occupants were transported to Kelowna hospital with serious injuries.”

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RCMP initially reported that one of the passengers of the Ford escape had succumbed to their injuries and passed away. They’ve retracted that press release, noting that the person is now gravely injured.

Police are actively investigating this matter. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash-cam video of the collision or of the
road conditions heading into town along Hwy 33 at that time, is asked to please contact Const. James Ward of the Kelowna BC Highway Patrol at

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