RCMP looking for witnesses to fatal Hwy 1 crash

One woman died after Pathfinder crosses meridian during snow storm near Hope

  • Mar. 3, 2014 9:00 a.m.

RCMP are hoping to speak with witnesses of a fatal car crash near Hope.

The three-vehicle accident happened on Mar. 2, at about 1:3O p.m., just west of Hope.

RCMP said it has been determined that a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder and a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo were travelling East on Highway 1 when they collided and went out of control.

The Isuzu landed in the slow lane ditch on its side, all three occupants escaped injury.

The Pathfinder went through the center median into the West bound lane colliding head on into a 2007 Dodge Caliber.  The two occupants of the Pathfinder had minor injuries.

The 66 year old male driver of the Caliber suffered serious but non life threatening injuries.  The 64 year old female front  passenger suffered serious but non life threatening injuries.  The 71 year old female rear passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time of the crash both east and west bound lanes of Highway 1 were completely shut down for a period of 3 1/2 hours for investigation and removal of the vehicles.

The road, weather and visibility conditions were poor at the time of the crash with blowing snow.

Any witnesses who may have information on this crash are requested to contact the RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.




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