Speed a factor in fatal Richmond crash involving three cars

Oct 31 2016, 1:45 am

A 23-year-old woman has died in a collision in Richmond that involved three vehicles early Sunday morning.

According to a release, the incident occurred at the intersection of No. 4 Road and Westminster Highway at approximately 12:30 am when a 2007 Honda Civic traveling eastbound on Westminster Highway crashed into a westbound 2014 Audi R8. Both vehicles sustained immense structural damage.

The collision involved a third vehicle after the Honda Civic bounced onto a stopped 2013 Toyota Venza on No. 4 Road.

The driver and another passenger of the Honda Civic were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and they have since been released.

However, a 23-year-old female passenger in the same vehicle had to be extricated by firefighters, and she died at the scene of the crash shortly after. She was a resident of Coquitlam.

Neither drivers of the other two vehicles were injured nor were they transported to hospital.

RCMP and various other units, including the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, are investigating the incident.

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation. We can state that speed is a definitely a factor,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang with Richmond RCMP

“We greatly appreciate those people who stopped to render aid and those that provided information to further our investigation.”

Anyone with information that could assist investigators is asked to contact the Richmond RCMP Road Safety Unit at 604-278-1212 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.