One person is dead and another has been hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash in Burnaby on Sunday evening.
Around 6:15 pm, Burnaby RCMP were called to 3200-block of Kensington Avenue for reports of a vehicle collision.
When officers arrived, they discovered a man and a woman suffering from serious injuries, after the man, who was driving the vehicle, lost control of the car and hit a tree while heading north on Kensington Avenue, between Joe Sakic Way and Lougheed Highway.
The 47-year-old female passenger died at the scene, while the 28-year-old driver was hospitalized with what police said are life-threatening injuries.
While the investigation is still in the early stages, police believe that speed may have been a contributing factor, said Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Daniela Panesar.
And while police were able to speak with witnesses at the scene, they are also asking anyone else who may have seen the incident, or have any information on it, to contact them at 604-646-9999.
“The area is well-travelled by commuters and the incident occurred during the dinnertime rush hour,” noted Panesar.
In light of this latest incident, police are again reminding drivers to slow down, be mindful of changing road conditions and adjust speed accordingly.