One dead following Highway 1 crash

One man is dead following a head-on collision on Highway 1 at Mountain Highway on Saturday night.

A driver heading west veered across the centre line at approximately 6:30 p.m. and crashed into an eastbound pickup truck and another car on a stretch of the highway divided by cones rather than a concrete median.

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As an oil fire ignited in the car’s engine, passersby tried to aid the fatally injured driver, according to police.

“People stopped and assisted as much as they could,” said Port Mann RCMP Sgt. Roland Pierschke.

The driver died as a result of his injuries.

There were no signs of excessive speed or alcohol. Road conditions were good, Pierschke said.

“We’re still investigating. No causes as yet,” he said.

One of the other drivers suffered non life-threatening injuries in the collision, according to police.

There were a total of six fatal crashes on B.C.’s highways over the weekend, including a multi-vehicle collision approximately 30 kilometres north of Squamish on Highway 99, according to a release from B.C. RCMP Traffic Services.


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