One dead after overnight two-vehicle crash in Richmond

One person is dead after an overnight crash involving in two vehicles in Richmond.

Accident occurred at intersection of No. 4 Road and Westminster Highway

Police have confirmed that one person is dead after an overnight two-vehicle collision in Richmond. (Mike Mackichan/CBC)

A 76-year-old man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Richmond.

According to Richmond RCMP, a Toyota Corolla collided with an Acura Vigor at the intersection of No.4 Road and Westminster Highway at around 6:45 p.m. PT on Saturday evening.

The man was the sole occupant of the Corolla, and the other car was occupied by a 36-year-old driver. 

The 76-year-old man died at the scene, while the other driver was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries. He has since been released, according to police.

Parts of No. 4 Road and Westminster Highway were closed for several hours following the incident. 

The Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service has completed their work at the scene and will continue to investigate. Speed may have been a factor in the crash, Richmond RCMP say. 

A winter warning

In a press release issued Sunday afternoon, Richmond RCMP pointed out that there have been three serious collisions in the city in under a week. 

Police say they want to remind the public that it is getting darker earlier and roadways are often under winter conditions, and that people tend to rush around during the Christmas season. 

"We are asking people to slow down, be aware of their surroundings, and not take any chances," the statement said. 

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