Emergency crews respond to a vehicle that hit a tree and went into a ditch on Camp River Road on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Emergency crews respond to a vehicle that hit a tree and went into a ditch on Camp River Road on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: Two people rescued after car hits tree and spins into ditch in rural Chilliwack

Vehicle narrowly avoided landing in Camp River Slough after morning crash

Two people were trapped in their vehicle after it hit a tree in Chilliwack Wednesday morning.

The incident took place at about 8:45 a.m. on Camp River Road, just east of Jesperson Road on Jan. 27.

Paramedics called for two air ambulances to attend the scene and first responders were busy setting up a landing zone in the area. The vehicle, an SUV, was travelling eastbound on Camp River Road when it hit a tree on the south side of the road. It spun and went into a ditch, landing backwards just feet from the Camp River Slough.

A vehicle clipped a tree on Camp River Road on Wednesday morning (Jan. 27, 2021) and then spun into the ditch on the opposite side of the road. It landed just short of the water line. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

A vehicle clipped a tree on Camp River Road on Wednesday morning (Jan. 27, 2021) and then spun into the ditch on the opposite side of the road. It landed just short of the water line. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fire crews used the Jaws of Life, and both occupants of the vehicle were removed by 9:20 a.m.

Camp River Road was blocked in both directions between Jesperson Road and just east of the crash scene.

Update: The air ambulances were called off due to the weather.

Watch this story for updates as they are available.

Emergency crews respond to a vehicle that hit a tree and went into a ditch on Camp River Road on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Emergency crews respond to a vehicle that hit a tree and went into a ditch on Camp River Road on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

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