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Speed, fog suspected in fatal Highway 1 crash in Langley

10/22/2013 02:35 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
Fog was likely a contributing factor in a crash that killed one person on Highway 1 in Langley, B.C., this morning, according to the RCMP.

At around 3:50 a.m. PT Tuesday, the driver of an SUV was killed when the vehicle burst into flames after slamming into a construction truck parked in the eastbound fast lane just west of 264th Street.

According to RCMP, the construction vehicle's emergency equipment was all functioning properly at the time of the accident. The two men in the truck had exited the vehicle before the crash and were not injured in the collision.

RCMP say that dense-fog and high speed relative to road conditions were likely causes of the crash, but an investigation is ongoing.

Police hope to reopen two of three eastbound lanes by 11 a.m. PT, but say one lane could remain closed into the early afternoon.

Flights delayed and cancelled

The fog also causing significant problems for air travellers again on Tuesday morning, with regional Air Canada flights from Vancouver to Kamloops, Victoria, Castlegar, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Terrace, Penticton and Seattle cancelled and flights from Vancouver to Kelowna and Victoria this afternoon are delayed.

Harbour Air cancelled all flights for today, and Coast Mountain Air has cancelled flights from Vancouver to Comox and flights to Terrace and Fort Nelson scheduled for this afternoon are currently delayed.

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