The remains of an SUV are being investigated by police after a serious collision shut down a portion of Highway 33 on Monday, Aug. 26. (David Venn - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna highway reopens after fatal crash

A vehicle hit a bus shelter early Monday morning closing streets between Gertsmar and Bryden roads

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.

Highway 33 has reopened in both directions.

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Highway 33 is closed in both directions following an early morning single-vehicle crash.

Officials on scene said the driver was travelling at high-velocity.

The vehicle appears to have lost control and collide with a bus stop, neighbouring fence and tree.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 8:15 a.m. to assist RCMP with vehicle removal.

Gerstmar to Davie Road on Highway 33 is taped off while police investigate the incident.

A detour is available via Davie Road and Gerstmar. Traffic is congested and moving slowly.

Brian, a man who lives nearby, said he thought he heard a loud crash, around 5 a.m., before hearing the sirens of emergency crews responding to the area.

Updates to come.

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David Venn
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