Third person killed on a Burnaby road in two days as Lougheed shut down

A third person has been killed on a Burnaby road in just two days as a pedestrian was struck by a driver on Friday night.

Burnaby RCMP were called at approximately 08:50 p.m. to Lougheed Highway between Madison Avenue and Gilmore Avenue.

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A pedestrian was fatally struck in a collision that involved several vehicles.

Two people involved were taken to hospital, while one person was pronounced dead at the scene, said Burnaby RCMP. 

“The investigation is still in its early stages and few details can be released at this point but it is believed that speed was a contributing factor,” said a news release. “As a result of the incident, Lougheed Highway will be closed between Madison Avenue and Gilmore Avenue for a significant amount of time.”

Burnaby RCMP investigators were also on scene near Metrotown mall Friday afternoon trying to determine the cause of a fatal crash that may have involved as many as eight vehicles.

On Thursday, a 75-year-old pedestrian was killed on Marine Way near Boundary Road in what Burnaby RCMP are calling a hit-and-run incident. Police are looking for a “vehicle of interest” described as a semi-truck pulling a dark-red shipping container.

Anyone who witnessed any of these three incidents or has in-car video that recorded the scene is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP Traffic Services at 604-646-9999.

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