Langley RCMP are now looking into whether a pre-existing medical condition caused a 69-year-old Langley man to drive into oncoming traffic, killing one person and injuring several others on Saturday.
Around 2:15 p.m. a Dodge pick up truck was eastbound on Fraser Highway, between 240 and 244 Streets, when it crossed the centre line and collided with a mini van, which then collided with a Toyota Echo.
The impact of the multi-vehicle crash killed a 52-year-old Langley man driving the Toyota car. That portion of the highway was shut down well into the evening while police investigated.
The others injured in this collision have been or will be released from hospital Monday except for the 33 year-old female driver of the minivan who suffered more serious, but non-life threatening injuries, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. The driver who caused the crash didn’t suffered only minor injuries.
Langley Traffic Services is looking to speak to two witnesses to the crash.
Police would like to speak to two females they believe witnessed the collision. The first female, a Caucasian woman in her 30s was a new customer at the beauty salon nearby and didn’t remain to speak with investigators. The second woman identified herself as a nurse or first responder of some sort. She was assisting with first aid immediately after the collision and also didn’t stay to speak to the officers.
Officers would like to speak to these women or anyone else who witnessed the collision but has not yet spoken to police. These individuals are encouraged to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.