VPD searching for witnesses after deadly crash kills 26-year-old driver

Feb 19 2019, 4:54 pm

Police are searching for witnesses and dash cam footage after a deadly crash in Vancouver that killed the driver and sent two passengers to the hospital.

The collision took place on Saturday, February 16, just after 11 pm on Cambie Street at West 57th Avenue.

A white, four-door Hyundai Elantra was travelling southbound on Cambie Street when it collided with a dark-coloured Acura SUV at West 57th Avenue.

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The Elantra lost control and crashed into a utility pole, killing the driver, a 26-year-old from Vancouver.

The two passengers from Surrey, a 25-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl, were rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The occupants in the Acura were not physically injured.

Investigators with the VPD Collision Investigation Unit have collected evidence from the scene and are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

“Our investigators have spoken with witnesses and believe an orange-coloured VW Beetle may have been travelling with the Elantra around the time of the crash,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette.

Authorities are also looking for dash-cam footage from anyone driving along Cambie Street between West King Edward and SW Marine Drive on Saturday, February 16 between 10:45 and 11:15 pm.

This is Vancouver’s fifth fatal collision of 2019.