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Third motorcycle crash in July closes Hwy 99 for hours near Pemberton

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PEMBERTON — For the third time in one month police have been called to a serious crash along Highway 99 near Pemberton.

RCMP say the latest collision happened Sunday afternoon about eight kilometres west of the community and involved several motorcycles and vehicles.

Police have released few details about the crash, which affected traffic through the area for hours, but they say several people were hurt and one person was airlifted to hospital in Vancouver.

Squamish RCMP Sgt. Sascha Banks says the Sea-to-Sky Highway corridor is regularly seeing above-normal summer volume and she urged caution on highways and backroads through the region.

A 31-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash near Pemberton on July 3.

Another collision on July 5, involving three motorcycles and a car on Highway 99 near Joffre Lake, killed one rider and injured three other people, including a passenger in the vehicle.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 27, 2020

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