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Serious collision involving motorcycles, vehicles shuts highway north of Pemberton

Several people were injured in the Lillooet Lake Road crash Sunday, police say
Police lights. Photo: Getty Images

A portion of Highway 99 near Pemberton remains closed Sunday after a serious collision involving several motorcycles and vehicles sent multiple people to hospital. 

Mounties were dispatched to Lillooet Lake Road, north of Pemberton, at around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday to respond to the major crash, police said. 

Pemberton RCMP, alongside members of the Whistler RCMP and Sea to Sky RCMP Traffic division, assisted BC Ambulance and Fire Services with "multiple injured persons" at the scene. Several of those injured were taken to hospital, with one individual transported to a Lower Mainland hospital via air ambulance, according to police. No details were offered about the severity of injuries suffered in the collision. 

The section of Highway 99 near Duffy Lake Road was closed in both directions, while the Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstructionist Service (ICARS) was called to investigate the cause of the crash. The highway will remain closed until ICARS has completed its analysis, police said. DriveBC currently estimates a reopening time of 9 p.m. Earlier in the day, police said in a tweet they expect the road closure "to last well into the evening."

"This is the third motorcycle and vehicle collision on the Duffey portion of Highway 99 in several weeks and we are asking the public to please use caution when using our highway and backroads," said RCMP Sgt. Sascha Banks in a release. 

"We have seen an increase in traffic, above the normal summer volume, in all of the Sea to Sky and we want to see everyone arrive safely to their destinations.