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Tourist Killed In Richmond, B.C. Crash That Sent Porsche Airborne

07/06/2015 12:16 EDT | Updated 07/06/2015 12:59 EDT
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The logo of German carmaker Porsche AG is reflected on the rearview mirror of a Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS at the company's annual press conference at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on March 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS KIENZLE (Photo credit should read THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Richmond RCMP believe alcohol played a role in a deadly weekend crash that left one person dead and another in critical condition.

The Mounties say a Mercedes-Benz sedan rear-ended a red 1983 Porsche 911 cabriolet on Grant McConachie Way near Aviation Avenue in Richmond, B.C.

The collision sent the Porsche careening off road before it went airborne and slammed into a tree shortly before 10 p.m. on Saturday.

The Porsche's driver, a 50-year-old man from Delta, B.C., was taken to hospital in critical condition.

His passenger, a 42-year-old woman visiting from Costa Rica, died in the crash.

The Mercedes-Benz driver was a 24-year-old man from Vancouver who police say suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.

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