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Two dead in fatal Highway 97 collision south of Prince George

RCMP say speeding believed to be a factor
BC Ambulance. | Glacier Media

Two people have died following a serious multi-vehicle collision that took place south of Prince George this morning (April 29).

According to RCMP, the fatal incident occurred after 9 a.m. when a car and a mid-size sport utility vehicle collided head-on roughly six kilometres north of Hixon on Highway 97 near Colebank Road East.

Speeding is believed to be a factor, spokesperson Cpl. Sonja Blom explains.

She adds a third person has also been taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries from the collision.

Highway 97 is expected to remain closed in both directions for 'several hours' with DriveBC estimating 5 p.m. tonight as the time of re-opening.

Mounties and Municipal Traffic Services responded to the incident when it was called in and an assessment is still in progress.

It's unclear, as of this publication, if there are any possible detours available for essential travellers.

For road updates and information, you're encouraged to visit DriveBC's website.