Two dead, ten hospitalized after vehicle crashes into West Vancouver wedding party: Police |

Two people are dead after a car crashed into a wedding party at a private residence in West Vancouver Saturday.

West Vancouver Police initially reported three fatalities, but have since issued a correction and now say there are two fatalities.

Officers responded to a call of a motor vehicle accident near the 400-block of Keith Road, east of Park Royal at about 6:10 p.m.

Police tell Global News the driver, a woman in her late 60’s, was pulling out of a shared driveway next door, accelerated forward, and drove into multiple people at the wedding.

BC Emergency Health Services said 12 units, including 11 ground and one air ambulance, were dispatched to the scene just before 6:30 p.m.

As of 9 p.m. Saturday ten people have been hospitalized, two of which are in critical condition and three in serious condition.

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The remaining five were transported in stable condition, BCEHS added.

“Unfortunately it was just a tragic, tragic incident,” said West Vancouver Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Jeremy Duncan.

“It does not seem to be anything intentional or criminal, it just seems to be an accident and a very, very sad situation.”

The driver was questioned at the scene but not arrested.

She was taken to hospital but police did not provide an update on her condition.

West Vancouver Police have taken over the investigation.

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