A pair of crashes in Metro Vancouver leaves one dead, four in hospital

One person is dead after a car accident at Willingdon Avenue and Moscrop Street in Burnaby.

It happened at around 2:30 P.M. on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say the female victim, in her 70’s, was killed.

A male victim, also in his 70’s, is recovering from serious injuries and is expected to survive.

The RCMP says an earlier crash between two cars led to the fatal accident, and that both drivers are cooperating in the investigation.

In South Surrey, Mounties are investigating after a multi-vehicle accident early Thursday morning.

Police say just after midnight they were called to 24th Avenue and Croydon Drive.

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One person had to be airlifted to Vancouver General Hospital with serious injuries, while three others were taken to hospital by ambulance.

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The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police say weather conditions don’t appear to be a factor.

Heavy rain fell throughout the night in much of Metro Vancouver.

At one point, 24th Avenue had to be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic between the Highway 99 overpass and westbound 160th Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous.

~With files from Kyle Benning