UBC student dies in West Side car accident

Vancouver police say it's the second fatal collision of 2018

A 21-year-old UBC student died in an early morning car accident on March 4.

Vancouver police say that just before 1 a.m. on Sunday, a white Mercedes sedan was eastbound on West 16th at Discovery Street in the West Side.

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The driver lost control, police say, and the vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The driver, who was the vehicle’s only occupant, died on the scene.

This is Vancouver’s second fatal collision of 2018. On Feb.1, a 55-year-old Vancouver man was hit by a pick-up truck while crossing a marked crosswalk on Inverness Street at East King Edward Avenue. He died of his injuries.

Officers from the VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit are on scene and have closed West 16th Avenue between Trimble and Courtenay Streets while they conduct their investigation. Speed appears to have been a factor.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and has not yet spoken with police, is asked to call investigators at 604-717-3012.

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