Police say the driver of an SUV that struck a wedding celebration in West Vancouver on Saturday, killing two people, remains in hospital as investigators look into whether speed or a medical incident was involved in the crash.
Const. Nicole Braithwaite of West Vancouver Police told a press conference today that the scene of the incident at the 400 block of Keith Road was “chaotic.”
She says two women in their 60s were pronounced dead at the scene, and seven people were taken to hospital, two in critical condition.
Those taken to hospital include the driver of the 2016 Range Rover that struck the celebration.
Braithwaite says the driver, also in her 60s, was leaving her home via a driveway shared with the property where the wedding party was taking place around 6:10 p.m. when the crash happened.
Cpl. Dave Noon of the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service says officers will seek a warrant for the SUV’s “black box” data recorder as they try to establish what happened and whether charges will be recommended.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 22, 2022.