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UPDATED: Crash closes Hwy 97 near West Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie Road

A serious four-vehicle crash has closed Highway 97 near Mount Boucherie Road in West Kelowna.

The collision happened around 6:30 p.m.

A male driver was taken to Kelowna General Hospital with serious injuries, according to RCMP.

“Southeast district traffic services along with a collision reconstructionist have been called to the scene and all four lanes of traffic remain closed from the William R. Bennett Bridge to Boucherie Road,” Const. Lesley Smith said in a news release.

Southbound vehicles can detour via Boucherie Road to Skeena Road onto Highway 97. Northbound traffic can use the Westside Road off-ramp to Skeena Road onto Boucherie Road and then back onto the highway, according to Drive BC.

The highway is not expected to reopen until Tuesday.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam video is asked to contact police.

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