bc-091011-surrey-fatal-crash

The impact of this crash at 152 Street and 92 Avenue ripped the car in half, killing a 19-year-old passenger. ((CBC))

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.