The section of Highway 17A at Ladner Trunk Road was closed for more than four hours after a fatal crash on Saturday evening. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Witnesses wanted for Delta crash that killed 19-year-old woman

Two young women had been stopped along Highway 17A when their vehicle was struck by another

RCMP are searching for witnesses after a 19-year-old woman was killed Saturday evening on the side of Highway 17A in Delta.

She and another young woman had been stopped northbound, at the bus stop at Ladner Trunk Road, shortly after 10 p.m. Both had exited their vehicle to look for an item in their trunk.

“Two women were behind (their) vehicle, when it was struck by a northbound vehicle,” said RCMP Sgt. Lorne Lecker of the Deas Island Traffic Services.

The two were hit by a white Jeep. The impact killed the 19-year-old woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other woman, 20 years old, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.

Lecker said alcohol is the suspected cause.

Deas Island Traffic Services and the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service continue to investigate.

Any witnesses of the collision who have not already spoken with the police, including those with dash camera video, are asked to contact Deas Island Traffic Services at 778-290-2400 and quote file number 2018-1802.

No further information will be released as the investigation continues.



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