07/12/2015 07:35 EDT | Updated 07/12/2016 05:59 EDT

Fatal Okanagan crash claims two lives and puts couple in hospital over weekend

VERNON, B.C. - Two women have died after a head-on collision in the Okanagan over the weekend.

Police in Vernon, B.C., say a vehicle veered into the oncoming lane on Highway 97 early Sunday.

Both women, aged 22 and 26, were declared dead at the scene after driving into an oncoming vehicle.

A 32-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man from Armstrong, B.C., who were travelling in the other vehicle were taken to hospital.

The pair was seriously injured but both are expected to recover.

No names have been released and police say the cause of the crash is still under investigation. (CKFR)