Emergency personnel work on one of the injured persons following a two-vehicle accident in Trout Creek Wednesday

Collision blocks Highway 97

Traffic on Highway 97 was rerouted on Aug. 28 in the early evening after a two-vehicle collision blocked the road.

Traffic on Highway 97 was rerouted on Aug. 28 in the early evening after a two-vehicle collision blocked the road.

At 4:30 p.m., police, ambulance and fire workers were called to Highway 97 at Arkell Road.

A 1991 GMC pickup truck, driven by a 79-year-old Summerland man, was turning north onto the highway when it was struck by a 2013 Ford Focus, driven by a 17-year-old Penticton woman.

Two people in the truck and three in the car were taken to Penticton Regional Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Police say speed and inattention may have been contributing factors.

The highway was closed until around 6 p.m. Traffic was rerouted along Arkell Road and Thornber Street.

A police investigation into the accident is continuing.