Weather may have been a factor in fatal Highway 1 crash

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The road, weather and visibility conditions may have been a factor in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 1 that took the life of a 71-year-old woman Sunday afternoon.

Police say the crash, which shut down the highway in both directions for three-and-a-half hours, was triggered by a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder and a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo.

The two vehicles were travelling east on the highway at about 1:30 p.m. when they collided and went out of control.

The Isuzu landed in the slow-lane ditch on its side, and all three occupants escaped injury.

The Pathfinder, however, crossed over the centre median into the west-bound lane and collided head on with a 2007 Dodge Caliber.

The 66-year-old male driver of the Caliber and 64-year-old female front passenger suffered serious but non life threatening injuries.

A 71-year-old woman riding in the back of the car, however, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The two occupants of the Pathfinder sustained minor injuries,

Any witnesses who may have information on this crash are requested to contact the RCMP Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.




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