On Monday, March 25, just before 3 pm, a collision took place between a grey Dodge Charger and a black BMW that were travelling opposite directions on Mariner Way.
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The two vehicles collided and caused the BMW to spin onto a traffic island where five children were standing — three girls aged 17, 13, and 10, and two boys aged 11 and six.
The 13-year-old girl and the six-year-old boy were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Unfortunately, the girl — who was identified as Deborah Seol — succumbed to her injuries shortly after arriving. A GoFundMe campaign was launched for the family of Seol in April.
RCMP say the witness was driving a white SUV westbound on Riverview Crescent and stopped at the intersection on Mariner Way at the time of the crash.
The witness is described as:
- An Asian man
- Slim build wearing glasses
- Clean-shaven with black, short hair
- Wearing a dark top, blue jeans, and white socks with dark shoes
The vehicle the witness was driving is described as:
- A white Toyota RAV 4 SUV with a model year from 2016 to 2018.
“It’s important that we speak to absolutely everyone who was at the scene, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP, in a statement.
“This witness may not think he saw anything important, but we will leave no stone unturned to determine what caused the collision that took the life of a young girl.”
Earlier this month RCMP re-enacted the collision as part of the ongoing investigation.