Updated Friday 5:40 A.M.
The Highway was reopened to traffic in both directions shortly after 7:00 P.M. yesterday (Thursday) evening.
The investigation into the accident is still ongoing. No further details have been released from the RCMP or the Coroners Service at this time.
more to come
Merritt RCMP members are currently at a fatal motor vehicle incident on the Highway 97C, the Kelowna Connector, near Pothole Creek.
BC Ambulance, Merritt Fire Rescue and the Conservation Officer Service are all on the scene.
Both east and westbound lanes are currently closed.
The BC Coroner Service and Central Interior Traffic Services are en route to further investigate.
More to come
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