August 2, 2014 10:20 am
Updated: December 23, 2015 7:40 pm

UPDATE: Richmond driver charged with impaired driving in 2014 fatal Granville Street Bridge crash

Serious crash closes southbound lanes on Granville Street Bridge

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Update (Dec. 23, 2015): Vancouver police approved charges in fatal collision on Granville Street Bridge that happened on July 31, 2014. The 49-year-old driver of the Mercedes, Richmond resident William Hin Fai Lau, has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and impaired driving causing death. His first court appearance is Jan. 5, 2016 in Vancouver Provincial Court.

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VANCOUVER – The BC Coroners Service has now identified a man killed in a crash on the Granville Street Bridge earlier this week.

Khader Emile-George Yasmineh of Vancouver died early Thursday morning when his dark green Honda was rear-ended by a white Mercedes.

The force of the collision spun the Mercedes completely around and pushed the Honda off to one side of the bridge.

Sixty-two-year-old Yasmineh was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver was given a breathalyzer at the time and police say they believe alcohol was a factor. However, they have not said whether any charges have been laid yet in connection to the crash.

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