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Eight people in hospital after series of crashes on Coquihalla

Last Updated Jun 24, 2019 at 3:41 pm PDT

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Summary

One person is in serious condition and was airlifted from the scene

Drive BC says several vehicles were involved

MERRITT, B.C. (NEWS 1130) – A total of eight people have been rushed to the hospital after two vehicles crashed during a freak hail storm on the Coquihalla Highway, north of Merritt just before noon on Monday.

One person is in serious condition and was airlifted from the scene, emergency workers confirm. The conditions of the other victims are not being released right now.

Drive BC says several vehicles were involved, as the hail had made the road very icy.

The road was closed while emergency crews were working, but has since reopened. Congestion is expected to continue well into the afternoon.