Bus crash closes B.C.'s Sea-to-Sky Highway

SQUAMISH, B.C. -- A head-on collision involving a packed charter bus has sent one man to hospital and closed down a busy British Columbia coastal highway.

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Squamish RCMP say a man was seriously injured when the vehicle he was driving collided with a Pacific Coach Lines bus along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, between Vancouver and Whistler.

Company says 49 passengers on board Pacific Coach bus that crashed north of Squamish. Driver in serious condition: 2 others minor injuries

— CTV Bhinder Sajan (@BhinderSajan) December 23, 2015

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and left the larger vehicle blocking traffic in the southbound lane.

Police aren't able to say when the busy highway would reopen.

The investigation is ongoing.

#BCHwy99 CLOSED 20 KM N/of #Squamish. Estimated Opening: 5PM. 1PM Update. https://t.co/0oYjVJXjscpic.twitter.com/SYbhiPQefI

— Drive BC (@DriveBC) December 23, 2015


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