Vancouver Police officers with the VPD Collision Investigation Unit continue to probe the circumstances of a serious collision last night that killed a young woman and has left a young man in hospital with severe injuries.

Shortly before 8 p.m., a car travelling westbound on Southeast Marine Drive struck a woman and a man who were crossing at Victoria Drive. After hitting the pedestrians, the vehicle struck a power pole and crashed into a nearby bus stop.

Both pedestrians were taken to hospital with serious injuries. The 18-year-old young woman later died from her injuries. Her 20-year-old friend remains in hospital with a broken neck and head injuries.

The 54-year-old driver from Vancouver was not hurt, remained at the scene, and is co-operating with police. Her vehicle has been seized as part of the investigation.

“Investigators continue to gather evidence and speak with witnesses to help determine the factors involved in this horrific crash,” says Acting Inspector Ken Eng from the VPD Traffic Section. “This collision resulted in the tragic loss of a young life and life-altering injuries for another. We want to remind all road users that these tragedies are preventable.”

This is Vancouver’s 11th deadly collision in 2015. Nine of the fatalities have been pedestrians.