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1 dead, 2 critically injured after crash on Burnaby, B.C., highway

A 2-vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Burnaby has left 1 person dead and 2 others critically injured. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)
A 2-vehicle collision on Highway 1 in Burnaby has left 1 person dead and 2 others critically injured. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)

RCMP say one person was killed and two others were critically injured after an early morning crash in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday morning.

Burnaby RCMP said in a statement that they first received reports of a crash just before 3:45 a.m. PT Sunday at Highway 1 near the Sprott Street off-ramp.

According to police, a vehicle travelling eastbound had pulled over and stopped at the side of the highway, where it was struck by an eastbound SUV.

One woman in the parked vehicle was found dead by emergency responders, and three other passengers were taken to hospital. Two of them are in critical condition, according to the police statement.

The crash closed Highway 1 near the Sprott Road exit for much of Sunday morning.
The crash closed Highway 1 near the Sprott Road exit for much of Sunday morning.

The crash closed Highway 1 near the Sprott Street exit for much of Sunday morning. (Shane MacKichan)

"The driver of the second vehicle was released from the scene with minor injuries," read the Burnaby RCMP statement. "Impairment is not believed to be a factor in the collision."

Police say they're still looking for witnesses in the early morning crash. Photos of the area show significant damage to two vehicles with debris strewn on the highway.

The crash closed Highway 1 around the Sprott Street exit for much of Sunday morning.

Police say they first received reports of the crash around 3:45 a.m. PT on Sunday, and it involved a car and an SUV.
Police say they first received reports of the crash around 3:45 a.m. PT on Sunday, and it involved a car and an SUV.

Police say they first received reports of the crash around 3:45 a.m. PT on Sunday, and it involved a car and an SUV. (Shane MacKichan)

"We send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of everyone involved," said Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Mike Kalanj. "This is a tragedy that will affect so many."

Anyone who has more information on the crash, including dashcam video of the area between 3:30 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. Sunday, is asked to call police at 604-646-9999 and quote file number 2024-5652.