Two 18-year-old UBC students killed in Northwest Marine Drive accident
Car accident Vancouver – Two University of British Columbia students have lost their lives after a vehicle hit them on Northwest Marine Drive.
The incident happened on Sunday at about 1:45 a.m.
The initial investigation released by the officials stated that the driver of the vehicle was moving down when his vehicle veered off the side of the road and hit the two pedestrians ‘ an 18-year-old male and female UBC students who were on the sidewalk.
RCMP are yet to released the identities of the victims pending notification of next of family members.
It was revealed that the driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old male, was arrested at the scene, he sustained a minor injuries and was moved to local hospital for treatment.
Police say” he was later released and is expected to appear in court at a later date.”
“It is difficult to comprehend and express the enormity of the loss of these two bright and promising young adults,” UBC president Santa Ono said in a statement.
Vancouver Fire Department and Emergency Health Services were present at the scene.
This is a developing story, further updates will include whether speed and alcohol contributed to the accident.
University RCMP is seeking any witnesses or dashcam video of the incident. Anyone with information should contact University RCMP at 604-224-1322.