June 8, 2014 9:00 am
Updated: June 8, 2014 4:39 pm

1 person dead, 4 injured after serious crash on Sea to Sky Highway

An accident has closed the Sea to Sky Highway in both directions.

Parm Tatlay / @PTat23

VANCOUVER – One person is dead and four people injured after a fiery crash on the Sea to Sky Highway Saturday afternoon.

A vehicle went off the road near the Garibaldi Salt Shed past Squamish, just before 1 p.m.

Witnesses raced to the burning car and tried to put out the fire.

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Two people were airlifted in serious condition to hospitals in Vancouver, including a child to BC Children’s.

Two others were taken to hospital in Squamish with non-life threatening injuries.

There is no word yet on what caused the crash.

The highway was closed in both directions for more than two hours, but has since reopened.

Credit: b_rose62

 

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