Fatal crash in Richmond over weekend

Authorities say it was raining heavily at the time and it’s believed road conditions and driver experience are considered as possible factors in the crash.

A crash in Richmond was one of three in B.C. that ended in fatalities on Sunday.

At around 1 a.m. on Jan. 6, Deas Island Traffic Services say they responded to a vehicle collision on Highway 99, north of Steveston Road. A female driver had collided with a highway sign and landed upside down. Her vehicle was partially submerged in the water-filled ditch next to the highway.

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The driver was from the Lower Mainland and it appears no other vehicles were involved.

Authorities say it was raining heavily at the time and it’s believed road conditions and driver experience are considered as possible factors in the crash.

The Richmond crash wasn’t the only road fatality in B.C. on Sunday. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., a three-vehicle crash near Fernie led to one driver’s death. Also, shortly after 3 p.m., a three-vehicle crash near Vernon led to the death of one passenger.

B.C. police are reminding all drivers “to exercise caution by slowing down, as road and weather conditions can change rapidly and without warning and to ensure vehicles are “equipped with proper winter tread when venturing out on B.C.'s highways this winter.”

Deas Island Traffic Services are asking for anyone with information on the Richmond crash to call 778-290-2400.

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