One person is dead and three others injured following a three-vehicle rush-hour crash on a rainy Lougheed Highway Thursday morning.
Ridge Meadows RCMP say two cars and a pickup truck collided in the 25500-block of Lougheed Hwy. at about 9 a.m.
One person has been pronounced dead at the scene, while three others were taken to hospital with varying degrees of injuries.
“The initial investigation has revealed the wet weather and roads, along with speed are contributors to this crash,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop.
“The Lougheed Highway, which is a major thoroughfare, has been closed both ways since the crash, and will remain closed for some time.”
The name of the victim won’t be released until family is notified.
It is the second traffic fatality in Maple Ridge in the past week.