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Aggressive driving probed in fatal crash

An investigator climbs over the wreckage of a Ford pickup truck after it veered off Lougheed Highway along with another vehicle Sunday morning. One person was pronounced dead on scene and two others were taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. - Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS
An investigator climbs over the wreckage of a Ford pickup truck after it veered off Lougheed Highway along with another vehicle Sunday morning. One person was pronounced dead on scene and two others were taken to hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.
— image credit: Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS

Police are investigating whether road rage or aggressive driving caused a crash in Maple Ridge Sunday that killed a senior from Mission.

The crash took place around 9 a.m. Sunday and involved a Ford pickup and a Chevrolet Aveo, which were traveling west along Lougheed Highway.

Police said both vehicles veered left simultaneously just east of 280th Street and rolled down a 20-metre-steep embankment, just missing the CP Rail train tracks below.

Mission resident Glen McInnes, 80, driving the Aveo, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his passenger – a 73-year-old woman – was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle – a 29-year-old from Port Coquitlam – was also injured in the crash and taken to hospital with bumps and bruises.

He was released the next day.

Sgt. Dale Somerville said the crash remains under investigation, but aggressive driving and speed are being considered as contributing factors.

“The investigation is in its very early stages,” he added.

“The collection of physical evidence is ongoing and the analysis of such is in its early stages. The Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Reconstruction Services is playing a pivotal role in this investigation.”

The 73-year-old woman has serious injuries, including a broken leg and ribs.

She remained in hospital as of Thursd

Police are investigating whether road rage or aggressive driving caused a crash in Maple Ridge Sunday that killed a senior from Mission.

The crash took place around 9 a.m. Sunday and involved a Ford pickup and a Chevrolet Aveo, which were traveling west along Lougheed Highway.

Police said both vehicles veered left simultaneously just east of 280th Street and rolled down a 20-metre-steep embankment, just missing the CP Rail train tracks below.

Mission resident Glen McInnes, 80, driving the Aveo, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his passenger – a 73-year-old woman – was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle – a 29-year-old from Port Coquitlam – was also injured in the crash and taken to hospital with bumps and bruises.

He was released the next day.

Sgt. Dale Somerville said the crash remains under investigation, but aggressive driving and speed are being considered as contributing factors.

“The investigation is in its very early stages,” he added.

“The collection of physical evidence is ongoing and the analysis of such is in its early stages. The Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Reconstruction Services is playing a pivotal role in this investigation.”

The 73-year-old woman has serious injuries, including a broken leg and ribs.

She remained in hospital as of Thursday, awaiting surgery.

 

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