Coquitlam: On March 18, at approximately 1 a.m. Coquitlam RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Lougheed Hwy near Alderson Ave. Upon arrival police located a severally damaged car that hit a traffic pole and engulfed in fire. The driver was pronounced dead on scene. It is believed that speed was a contributing factor in the crash. Our Criminal Crash Investigation Team and Integrated Collision Reconstruction Section were called out to determine the exact a cause of the incident.

Westbound traffic on Lougheed Hwy between Blue Mountain and Alderson Ave is currently closed. Eastbound Lougheed is not affected. Police hope to be clear of the scene by 7am. The BC Coroner Service is also assisting. The name of the deceased is not yet known.