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Limo Driver Killed in Crash

Lower Mainland and Whistler RCMP continue to investigate the fatal, head-on crash that killed 54-year-old limo driver Shafiqur Rahman of Vancouver on Saturday night, near Function Junction. The 19-year-old male driver of a pick-up truck that allegedly crossed the centre line on Highway 99 at about 11:30 p.m. and crashed into the limousine, causing it to explode, is under investigation for impairment by drugs.

The highway was closed between Alice Lake and Function Junction for eight hours in both directions because of the fiery crash. Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve Éclair said Tuesday, that investigators are still awaiting toxicology results on the truck driver, and there are still many interviews for police to conduct.

Results from the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service’s investigation of the scene have not yet been completed, he added, so the speeds at which both vehicles were travelling are not yet known.

The pick-up truck driver, who is from Calgary, Alta., was held in custody until Monday, but was then, released pending further investigation.