One person is dead and two others have been taken to hospital after a two car crash on Steveston Highway at No. 3 Road in Richmond, B.C.

RCMP say the accident happened just after 12:30 p.m. PT.

The intersection will remain closed to traffic for some time, say police. Richmond RCMP's accident investigation squad and its road safety unit have been called to the scene.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to give them a call.

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