One person was extricated from a vehicle that rolled off Highway 97 Feb. 25, 2021, near Clerke Road in Coldstream around 2 p.m. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Two hurt in Highway 97 rollover south of Vernon

Ambulance transfers two patients with non-life-threatening injuries

Two people were hurt Thursday after their vehicle left the highway, struck a rock face and flipped several times before landing on its roof.

Emergency crews were called to Highway 97 near the intersection of Clerke Road in Coldstream around 2 p.m. Feb. 25.

“One of the two occupants required assistance exiting the vehicle and both were transported from the scene by BC Ambulance Service for non-life-threatening injuries,” Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski said.

Southbound highway traffic was directed around the single-vehicle rollover before the roadway was cleared two hours later.

“The collision remains under investigation at this time,” Terleski said.

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