Driver charged in deadly Vancouver crash was going 143 km/h: VPD
Vancouver police investigate a fatal crash at Oak Street and 41st Avenue on Nov. 14, 2015. (CTV)
A driver involved in a violent crash that killed a Vancouver senior last year was going nearly three times the speed limit, police revealed Tuesday while announcing charges in the collision.
The victim, a 68-year-old man, was driving to work at Oakridge Mall the morning of Nov. 14, 2015 when he was struck by a grey Audi at the intersection of Oak Street and 41st Avenue.
The impact of the collision left his vehicle, a red Suzuki, mangled on the sidewalk in front of a 7-Eleven.
The senior was rushed to hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.
Almost a year after the crash, police said one count of dangerous driving causing death has been approved against the Audi driver, 35-year-old Ken Chung of Richmond.
According to police, the victim's vehicle was turning left onto 41st Avenue from Oak Street when it was rammed by Chung's car, which was heading north.
Their investigation into the crash determined Chung's car was travelling at least 143 kilometres an hour.
Chung suffered minor injuries in the collision, and was treated in hospital then released.