Update: 5 pm
Highway 6 was closed for several hours east of Lumby today, after a serious crash.
RCMP say a man in his 80’s crossed the centre line and hit an oncoming vehicle, a 2012 Toyota Prius, driven by a woman in her 60’s.
“The man was driving westbound in a grey pickup truck and may have been attempting to pass vehicles in the area of a sweeping right hand curve,” says Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.
The woman had to be removed with the Jaws of Life, suffering life-threatening injuries, and she was airlifted to hospital.
The man suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Both of the people involved were from the Lumby area.
Drive BC says the highway re-opened just before 5 pm.
Photo courtesy of Jim Lenton/Global Okanagan