September 8, 2018 12:09 pm
Updated: September 8, 2018 9:11 pm

1 person dead, 1 in critical condition from serious Surrey crash

One person has died in a serious car crash in Surrey on Saturday.

Patrick Bell

One person is dead after a serious crash in Surrey on Saturday morning.

Surrey RCMP Staff Sgt. Duane Honeyman said officers were called just after 8 a.m. to reports of a vehicle on fire on 100th Avenue.

Crews arrived to find a two vehicle collision, with both vehicles burning.

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The driver of one vehicle was rushed to hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition.

The driver of the second vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Honeyman said it’s unclear how the two vehicles ended up colliding, with a median separating traffic travelling in each direction.

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“Our traffic services along with our collision investigative team are trying to figure out which vehicle crossed over or exactly what happened prior to the collision itself,” he said.

Honeyman added that there was no immediate indication that speed or alcohol were a factor, but that the investigation is just beginning. He added that the weather may also have played a role.

“It could be a factor, that will obviously be something that investigators look into for sure. As we know, the oil builds up for a while and when we do get this first bit of rain it can be quite slippery.”

The area has since reopened.

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