Horse trailer involved in crash on Highway 97 in Lake Country

Horse trailer involved in crash on Highway 97 in Lake Country

The southbound lanes of Highway 97 are closed near Gatzke Road

UPDATE: 4:38 p.m.

Highway 97 is now open however drivers should expect heavy northbound congestion.

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ORIGINAL:

Emergency crews are on scene of a crash involving horse trailer on Highway 97 in Lake Country.

The incident happened about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near Gatzke Road.

According to a witness it appears a truck hauling a horse trailer went over a barrier and collided with oncoming traffic.

Another witnesses claimed the driver of the vehcile may have had a cardiac arrest before the crash.

The southbound lane of Highway 97 is closed and a detour is available via Pelmewash Parkway.

DriveBC estimates the time of the road reopening to be 4 p.m.

It’s unclear how many other vehicles were involved or the extend of the injuries at this time.

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