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Five-car pileup slows traffic at Vernon intersection

The crash took place at 48th Avenue and Highway 97 around 1 p.m. Saturday
Five cars were involved in a crash at 48th Avenue and Highway 97 in Vernon Saturday, April 29, 2023. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

A crash involving five cars is slowing traffic at a busy Vernon intersection Saturday, April 29.

The crash, which involved a U-Haul truck, took place around 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 48th Avenue and Highway 97.

The RCMP, Vernon Fire Rescue Services and BC Ambulance on scene were around 1:15 p.m.

Traffic turning southbound onto the highway from 48th Avenue was reduced to a single lane.

One of the cars came to a rest on the median of the intersection.

It is not known if there were any injuries as a result of the crash, though paramedics on scene could be seen talking with one of the occupants of the vehicles.

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About the Author: Brendan Shykora

I started at the Morning Star as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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