BRITISH COLUMBIA
01/10/2016 01:50 EST | Updated 01/10/2016 03:59 EST

Marijuana A Factor In Deadly Mission, B.C. Crash: RCMP

Police car at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Police car at the RCMP Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

RCMP in Mission, B.C. believe drugged driving was a factor in a crash that killed an Abbotsford man Saturday morning.

It happened on Lougheed Highway, west of Silver Creek industrial park, at around 9 a.m., according to a police news release.

A black Dodge pickup truck with two occupants crossed the road's centre line and hit an oncoming white van. The van's driver, a man in his 60s, was killed.

"It is believed that marijuana use was a contributing factor to this incident," the release said.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 25-year-old man, has been arrested, and police will be recommending a charge of impaired driving causing death.

Investigators are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

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