2 die in separate Surrey accidents

Police are investigating after two people were killed in two separate traffic accidents in Surrey, B.C., over the weekend.

Police are investigating after two people were killed in two separate traffic accidents in Surrey, B.C., over the weekend.

The first accident happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Surrey RCMP say a motorcycle collided with an SUV on the Fraser Highway, just west of 176 Street.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 31-year-old man from Langley, B.C., was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

At about 2 a.m. Sunday, Surrey RCMP responded to a single-vehicle accident on 152 Street near 92 Avenue.

Witnesses at the scene told police the driver of the car lost control and slammed into a pole. Police say the force of the impact ripped the car in half.

The driver and front passenger, both under the age of 20, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The person sitting in the back of the car, a 19-year-old from Coquitlam, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say speed and alcohol are being investigated as contributing factors in both accidents.