On the scene

Cars were being turned around on Highway 97 near Penticton Tuesday evening as a serious accident shut down the highway.

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.

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