03/31/2013 07:36 EDT | Updated 05/31/2013 05:12 EDT

Highway 97 Crash Kills 2 Near Vernon


VANCOUVER - North Okanagan Mounties are investigating a highway collision that left two dead and two injured on Sunday afternoon.

RCMP spokesman Gord Molendyk confirms two people have been killed and two injured in a head-on collision between a car and a pickup truck on Highway 97 near Vernon.

Molendyk says one of the injured is in serious condition and has been airlifted to Kelowna Hospital.

The other was transported by ground ambulance to Kelowna General.

He says the highway just north of the Bailey Road exit will remain closed in both directions while police determine the cause of the crash, but traffic is being rerouted.

Molendyk says police are not releasing information about the victims.