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Surrey RCMP searching for driver they say fled scene of fatal crash

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident, including dash cam footage on 128th St. between 80th and 84th Ave. between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m., to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.  (Shane MacKichan - image credit)
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident, including dash cam footage on 128th St. between 80th and 84th Ave. between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m., to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. (Shane MacKichan - image credit)

Police are looking for a driver they say fled the scene of a Saturday night crash in Surrey, British Columbia that left a passenger in one vehicle dead.

A northbound black Toyota Corolla turned left into the path of a southbound white Ford Mustang at the intersection of 128th St. and 82nd Ave. in the Newton area around 9:24 p.m. on Saturday, Surrey RCMP said Sunday morning.

"The subsequent collision caused significant damage to both vehicles," RCMP said in a news release.

The adult male passenger of the Corolla was taken to the hospital where he later died, Mounties said.

Police say the driver of the Corolla, described as a South Asian male in his 20s wearing a gray hoodie and jeans, fled the scene on foot.

The driver of the black Toyota Corolla, pictured above, fled the scene on foot, according to Surrey RCMP.
The driver of the black Toyota Corolla, pictured above, fled the scene on foot, according to Surrey RCMP.

Surrey RCMP say the driver of the black Toyota Corolla, pictured above, fled the scene on foot. (Shane MacKichan)

The male driver of the Mustang also went to hospital with minor injuries, according to RCMP.

BC Emergency Health Services confirmed four ambulances responded to the incident and two people were taken to the hospital.

RCMP say the investigation is still in the "very early stages," and alcohol and speed have not been ruled out as contributing factors.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident — including dash cam footage on 128th St. between 80th and 84th Ave. between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday — to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.