Victims of fatal Hwy 1 crash were international students: police

Four people involved in a fatal head-on collision on Highway 1 in West Vancouver, B.C., last week were international students from India, police said.

The West Vancouver Police Department said a vehicle travelling eastbound in the westbound lanes near Westport Road crashed head-on into another vehicle around 11:40 p.m. PT on June 26.

Four men, all Indian nationals with temporary student visas, were in the vehicle heading westbound, police said; two of them, aged 20 and 21 years old, were killed.

The other two, aged 19 and 20, were seriously injured, police said.

The sole occupant of the vehicle heading eastbound in the westbound lanes was a 26-year-old woman, also a foreign national, according to police. No update on the woman's condition was given.

Investigators remain on scene Thursday morning. Westbound traffic on Highway 1 is closed at Westport Road, with access to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal currently blocked.
Police are not releasing the names of the victims out of respect for the families' privacy. (Shane MacKichan)

"This is truly every parent's worst nightmare, and the West Vancouver Police Department extends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured in this tragic incident," Sgt. Chris Bigland with West Vancouver police said in a news release.

The families of the victims and the injured have been notified and their names will not be released out of respect for the families' privacy, police said.