News UPDATE: Vehicle incident north of Quesnel claims life SHARE ON: Cole Kelly, contributor, Monday, Jul. 8th, 2019 Vehicle incident north of Quesnel causing delays (supplied by DriveBC, Google Images) With files from George Henderson, MyCariboonow.com Highway 97 is now clear following a fatal incident north of Quesnel this morning. CLEAR – #BCHwy97 vehicle incident 23km north of #Quesnel #HushLake — Drive BC (@DriveBC) July 8, 2019 Corporal Mike Halskov, Media Relations with the RCMP’s E-Division, said it happened at around 5-45 on Highway 97 just south of Hush Lake and about 20 kilometers north of Quesnel. A preliminary investigation indicates that a small Mazda sedan with two occupants went into the ditch and that a female passenger was ejected and subsequently succumbed to her injuries. Halskov said the male driver has been taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the incident remains under investigation. Highway 97 has been re-opened and is now down to single lane alternating traffic. Original story: DriveBC is cautioning travellers on Highway 97 to expect delays due to a vehicle incident this morning. The highway is open to single lane alternating traffic 23 km north of Quesnel near Hush Lake. #BCHwy97 OPEN to single lane alternating traffic due to a vehicle incident 23km north of #Quesnel near #HushLake. Expect delays. For more information: https://t.co/rWTXocPkC3 — Drive BC (@DriveBC) July 8, 2019 DriveBC said information will be updated at 12:00 pm.