North Vancouver RCMP are investigating whether alcohol was a factor in a fatal head-on crash that killed one person and sent two others to hospital.
The crash occurred on Low Level Road between St. George’s and St. David’s just after 11 p.m., Tuesday.
According to police, a westbound vehicle crossed the centre line, crashing into an eastbound vehicle.
“It’s a very sad morning,” said North Vancouver RCMP Sgt. Peter DeVries.
“We know that this woman’s family and friends are grieving today, that, in the coming days and weeks, they will be faced with the difficult task of coping with a tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
The driver and lone male occupant of the westbound vehicle survived the collision and was taken to Lions Gate Hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
In the eastbound vehicle, the female driver and a passenger were taken to hospital. The driver was declared dead, while the passenger is in critical condition with serious injuries at Vancouver General Hospital.
Notably, police say the westbound vehicle was on fire when emergency crews arrived, but that the driver had removed himself from the vehicle before the fire started.
North Vancouver RCMP said they’re investigating whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Both vehicles were destroyed in the crash.