Highway 97 North near Penticton was closed late Tuesday afternoon due to a serious motor-vehicle incident near Kickininee Provincial Park.
Firefighters from Penticton and Summerland were dispatched around 5 p.m. to a report of a motorcycle colliding with a vehicle. The motorcycle was said to have caught fire, while the vehicle ended up in Okanagan Lake.
A firefighter radioed the dispatch centre from the scene to say one person had died.
Northbound traffic was being turned around near Sage Mesa Drive, several kilometres from the incident.