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One dead in North Vancouver crash involving potential impaired driver

Last Updated Mar 3, 2021 at 8:11 am PDT

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A woman has died and a man has life-threatening injuries after a crash in North Vancouver late Tuesday

Investigators say they're looking into impairment, speed as potential factors in late-night North Vancouver crash

Low Level Road has reopened after a fatal crash

NORTH VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – One woman has died and a man has suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash that may have involve an impaired driver.

It happened late Tuesday night. The RCMP says emergency responders received word of a two-vehicle, head-on crash along Low Level Road near Saint Patricks just before midnight.

“There were two passengers in the eastbound vehicle. The driver of that vehicle has been pronounced deceased after being transported to Lions Gate Hospital,” explains Sgt. Bryan Fedirchuk. “The passenger in that vehicle initially was taken to LGH but has since been transferred to VGH (Vancouver General Hospital) and has currently sustained life-threatening injuries.”

Fedirchuk says the male driver of the westbound vehicle, which “apparently crossed the centre line,” has also been taken to Lions Gate Hospital with serious injuries.

“We are currently investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor in the collision,” he adds.

Low Level Road was closed between Cargill and Saint Patricks Avenue for several hours. It has since reopened.

Images from the scene show debris all over the road. Fedirchuk says there was “catastrophic damage to both vehicles” involved.

“The westbound vehicle did catch fire as a result. And of course the eastbound vehicle suffered massive front-end damage as a result of the force of the collision,” he explains, adding investigators are also looking into whether speed is factor.