Emergency crews were on the scene of a serious crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford early Saturday morning. The female driver was taken to hospital, but died of her injuries. (Kevin MacDonald photo)

Girl, 17, dies after rollover crash on Highway 1 in Abbotsford

Police say vehicle appears to have hydroplaned in collision early Saturday morning

Police have confirmed that a young woman involved in a one-car crash early Saturday morning on Highway 1 in Abbotsford has died of her injuries.

Cpl. Mike Halskov of RCMP Traffic Services said the crash occurred just after 2 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Whatcom Road.

Halskov said it appears that the driver, 17, lost control of her vehicle when it began to hydroplane on wet roads. The vehicle went off the highway and ended up on its roof.

“It appears she may not have been wearing a seatbelt,” Halskov said of the driver.

He said Fraser Valley Traffic Services, RCMP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Services, and the BC Coroners Services are continuing to investigate.

Police have not released the driver’s name.

Halskov reminded drivers that, during fall and winter, they should drive according to road and weather conditions. This could mean driving below the posted speed limit when conditions are not ideal, he added.

RELATED: One sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after Highway 1 crash in Abbotsford



vhopes@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey Mounties respond to report of shots fired in Cloverdale

They took 12 people into custody but found no evidence shots were actually fired

Clover Valley Beer Festival cancelled

Cloverdale beer fest falls victim to COVID-19

After 40 years on the job, White Rock’s fire chief retires

From flood to fire, Phil Lemire has been at the forefront whenever disaster struck

All Safe Surrey Coalition council members must ‘step up’ over ‘bad taste’ tweets, rivals say

Slate’s posts on social media in ‘bad taste,’ councillor says

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Parent, superintendent, trustee report smooth return to classrooms in B.C.

The biggest challenge is convincing families that it’s safe, some say

Two more COVID-19 cases reported by Langley long term care facility

One resident, one staffer have tested positive for the coronavirus

George Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure: family autopsy

Death sparked a wave of protests across the U.S. and abroad

Suspect sought in alleged assault, hate crime on Metro Vancouver bus: transit police

The woman then allegedly punched the teenager in the head multiple times

COVID-19: B.C. commercial landlords can’t evict if they decline rent assistance

Emergency order ‘incentive’ for federal program, Carole James says

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

Most Read

l -->