Washington State Porsche driver arrested after fatal Peace Arch border crash

May 3 2019, 8:32 pm

A man from Washingon State was arrested by Surrey RCMP following a crash that left one man dead at the Peace Arch border on Thursday.

According to Surrey RCMP, officers responded to a report of a collision on Highway 99 approximately 300 metres north of the Canada/US border crossing at approximately 11:30 am Thursday morning.

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Investigators determined that a Porsche Cayenne SUV collided into a Toyota Sienna Van, which then caught fire. The male driver, the single occupant of the Toyota, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The male driver of the Porche was arrested by Surrey RCMP and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses at the border captured photos of a man in handcuffs being led away from the scene.

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In consultation with the BC Prosecution Service, investigators have released the driver from police custody as the investigation continues.

Police are also working with the BC Coroner’s Service to positively identify the deceased individual.

The Peace Arch border has fully reopened to the public.

Anyone with information about this collision or may have dash-cam video is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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