BURNABY (NEWS 1130) – Two people are dead in two major multi-car crashes in Burnaby Friday, and police say in both cases speed was likely a factor.
A woman in her sixties was killed just before 9 p.m. Friday on Lougheeed, between Madison and Gilmore. Two others were sent to the hospital.
Earlier in the day, one person was killed and two others are injured after a multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kingsway and Nelson Avenue near Metrotown.
Corporal Daniela Panesar with Burnaby RCMP says the call for help in the second crash came early Friday afternoon.
“It was reported at 2:28 pm. It appeared there were up to eight vehicles involved.”
Panesar says while first responders attended to the scene two people were rushed to the hospital.
“Upon arrival, it was determined two people were taken to hospital with injuries while one person was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
One person is dead and two others have been rushed to hospital following a massive 8 vehicle crash near Metrotown in Burnaby. @BurnabyRCMP say speed is believed to be a factor in this crash. @NEWS1130
— Taran Parmar (@Tarankparmar) June 8, 2019
As for what caused the crash, Panesar says it’s still too early in the investigation but adds speed may have played a role in the crash.
“Few details can be released,” she says. “Yes, the information I received is there is some indication that speed is a contributing factor to this incident.”
Mounties are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call Burnaby RCMP Traffic Services at 604-646-9999.