Maple Ridge head-on collision leaves 1 person dead, sends 2 to hospital – Global News

Maple Ridge head-on collision leaves 1 person dead, sends 2 to hospital - Global News
1 person dead, 2 injured after head-on collision on Lougheed Highway
One person is dead and two others are in hospital after a two-vehicle collision in Maple Ridge on Tuesday morning.

Ridge Meadows RCMP say the crash happened just before 9:20 a.m. on Lougheed Highway just east of 272 Street.

Police said the Infiniti Driver was killed. The passenger in the Infiniti and the pickup truck driver were taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Driver dead after 2-vehicle crash in Maple Ridge: RCMP

“The driver of the Infiniti car was travelling westbound and allegedly crossed the centre line, colliding with the oncoming eastbound Dodge pickup truck,” said Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk in a media release.

B.C. Emergency Health Services says one person was airlifted to hospital in critical condition, and one person was taken to hospital by ground ambulance in stable condition.

Ridge Meadows RCMP said the stretch of road would be closed to traffic for several hours Tuesday afternoon as police investigated.

One person is dead and two are in hospital following a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Lougheed Highway.

Authorities said they expected traffic on the Lougheed to remain closed in both directions for several hours.

Ridge Meadows RCMP say they responded at 9:18 a.m. to a collision in the 27200 block of the highway, east of Maple Ridge, B.C.

Police say the driver of an Infiniti car was travelling westbound on the highway when the vehicle crossed the centre line and collided with an oncoming eastbound Dodge pickup trick. 

The driver of the Infiniti died at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle was airlifted to hospital and is in critical condition, said a spokesperson with B.C. Emergency Health Services.

Police say they believe it was a head-on collision based on witness accounts and preliminary evidence at the crash scene.

Traffic is expected to remain closed in both directions for the next few hours as officers investigate.