Mission, B.C. crash kills woman, injures three
Police say speed was a factor in crash that killed 1, hospitalized 3
A young woman has died and three men were taken to hospital following a rollover car crash in Mission early Saturday morning.
The car was travelling on a gravel road near Stave Lake when it went out of control, hit a tree, and rolled over, said Mission RCMP Cpl. Patrick Mehain.
All four people in the vehicle were under age 20. One of the young men was driving, Mehain said.
The accident occurred on Burma Road, in an area where people hang out and have bonfires, he added.
Mehain said there is no evidence to indicate alcohol was used, but speed does appear to be a factor.
"The road is a gravel road and has lots of switchbacks," he said. "The weather was not ideal for driving. Witnesses indicated the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed, swerving in and out.
"As it approached the four-kilometre mark of Burma Road, it lost control, unable to negotiate the switchback turn. It hit a tree, then rolled over."
The BC Ambulance Service says an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene, but could not land due to bad weather.
Police are still working on contacting the relatives of the young woman who died.
Two of the males were taken to a local hospital. The third is in serious condition in Royal Columbian in New Westminster.