British Columbia

Woman dead after head-on crash in North Vancouver; RCMP believe alcohol was a factor

One woman is dead and two more people are injured after a head-on crash in North Vancouver late Tuesday.

2 others taken to hospital after crash on Low Level Road late Tuesday

A head-on crash on Low Level Road in North Vancouver, B.C., left one woman dead and two other people injured on Tuesday, according to RCMP. (Ryan Stelting)

One woman is dead and two others are injured after a head-on crash in North Vancouver, B.C., late Tuesday.

Two cars crashed on Low Level Road around 11 p.m. PT, according to RCMP. A statement said an Audi driving west crossed the centre line and collided with an eastbound car driven by the woman and carrying a male passenger. 

The two people in the eastbound car and the Audi driver were taken to hospital, where the woman was pronounced dead. The passenger remains in critical condition.

The male driver of the newer model Audi had serious but non life-threatening injuries. RCMP said he refused to give a breath sample.

RCMP believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

"We are currently in the midst of an investigation of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and refusal to provide samples of breath for purposes of an impaired investigation," said Sgt. Peter DeVries. 

"It is a very sad day for this person's family and friends and our thoughts and prayers go out to them," DeVries said of the woman who was killed.

Lower Level Road remains closed between East 3rd Street and St. Andrews Avenue.

With files from Yvette Brend