Editor’s note: This story has been updated to clarify the number of vehicles and injuries involved in the crash. Initially, police reported three vehicles, two serious injuries and a fatality. In fact, two vehicles were involved in the crash, and one person was seriously injured and one person killed.
One person is dead and another was taken to hospital in serious condition after a multi-vehicle crash in Coquitlam on Monday.
According to Coquitlam RCMP, the crash happened just before 3 p.m. near the intersection of Mariner Way and Riverview Crescent.
Police said the crash involved two vehicles as well as multiple pedestrians. One of the pedestrians was killed and the another were injured.
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed that the fatality was a teenage girl.
Drivers were being advised to avoid the area, where multiple road closures were in effect, including:
- Mariner Way northbound and southbound between Atlin Place and Fern Terrace
- Hickey Drive eastbound and westbound between Dartmoor Drive and Mariner Way
- Riverview Crescent eastbound and westbound between Canim Avenue and Mariner Way
RCMP also deployed an emergency command centre to the site.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and no further details were being immediately released.