An “unacceptable” crash left a driver dead in south-west Vancouver, but police said it’s not clear if the vehicle was the cause.
The crash happened on Saturday at a gas station, and police say it was caused by a “vehicle that appears to have been in a bad condition and not working properly.”
“There was no cause for concern,” police said in a statement Monday.
The vehicle, a Toyota Sienna, was struck by a pickup truck, which hit the front of the vehicle.
A woman in the vehicle is believed to be the passenger, according to police.
“I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” said Constable Ian MacDougall with the South Vancouver Police Department.
The pickup truck was travelling westbound on Highway 99 when it hit the Sienna. “
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of the deceased.”
The pickup truck was travelling westbound on Highway 99 when it hit the Sienna.
“We are currently investigating this collision as a collision involving an SUV and a pickup, as the driver of the pickup was not wearing a seat belt,” the statement said.
“In light of this investigation, the pickup driver has been removed from the scene.”
Police say the pickup has been impounded.
“It appears that the driver and passenger had a collision while they were attempting to enter the parking lot of the gas station,” the police statement said, without giving further details.
The driver and driver of a second pickup truck were also taken to hospital for treatment.
“There is no indication of foul play at this time,” said Const.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing.