An 87-year-old man was killed in a three-car crash Monday afternoon in Aldergrove.
Cpl. Holly Marks said the incident began with a car heading north on 264th Street, and waiting to turn left onto Roberson Crescent.
Just before 5 p.m., as the first driver was waiting, a second car, a Chevrolet commercial van, slowed down behind the car waiting to make the turn.
The next car, a Nissan Rogue, didn’t slow down and tried to serve to avoid the van.
The Nissan driver failed, and slammed into the back of the van, said Marks.
The Nissan then veered into the southbound lane and crashed head on into a Toyota Tacoma.
“It is believed the 87-year-old male driver of the Rogue die instantly,” said Marks. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
His spouse was taken to hospital with serious, life threatening injuries, Marks said.
The 44-year-old woman driving the southbound Tacoma also suffered serious injuries, but it is believed that she will survive, Marks said.
The two men in the work van were not injured.
The northbound vehicle waiting to turn, which was the only one not hit at the scene, did not stay at the corner after the crash.
The exact cause of the crash has not been determined, but police do not believe alcohol was a factor, Marks said.
The police will be doing mechanical inspections of all the cars involved.
Volunteers with RCMP Client Support and Victim Services are able to help victims, family, and witnesses of the crash.
Anyone who saw the collision and has not spoken to the police can call the RCMP at 604-532-3200.