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Driver of speeding Corolla dies in four-car crash on Vancouver’s Granville Street

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One person is dead, and two others were hospitalized after a high-speed, multi-vehicle crash that forced the closure of Granville Street in Vancouver for several hours. Grace Ke reports. – May 16, 2022

A fatal four-car crash closed a section of Granville Street in Vancouver Monday morning.

Vancouver police said that just after 6 a.m. a dark-coloured Toyota Corolla traveling north on Granville Street at West 46th Avenue crossed into oncoming traffic and struck multiple vehicles, injuring two other drivers.

Investigators said they believe the driver of the Corolla was speeding when it crossed the centre line, side-swiped a taxi, struck a Porsche, then went airborne over a truck before landing on top of a Hyundai Elantra and coming to rest on the pavement. The driver of the Corolla was trapped in the vehicle and died at the scene, police confirmed.

Click to play video: 'Serious crash closes section of Granville Street Monday' Serious crash closes section of Granville Street Monday
Serious crash closes section of Granville Street Monday – May 16, 2022

The drivers of the Porsche and the Hyundai were taken to hospital with injuries. Nobody in the taxi, which was carrying a passenger, was injured, police said in a release.

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Granville Street is closed between 41st and 49th Avenue and police said it will remain closed for several hours.

VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit believes speed was a factor and wants to speak with anyone who saw the vehicle before the crash. Witnesses, or anyone with dash-cam video on Granville Street between West 50th and West 46th avenues, is asked to call 604-717-3012.

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