Burnaby driver, 44, charged with impaired driving in Delta collision that killed 19-year-old New Westminster female

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      A male driver from Burnaby has been arrested and charged for a fatal collision in Delta last year that claimed the life of a female teenager and injured another. 

      Around 10:30 p.m. on June 2, 2018, a vehicle pulled off Highway 17A north of Ladner Trunk Road in Delta and two female occupants got out of the vehicle to search for an item in the trunk.

      They were struck from behind by a white Jeep that was traveling north on Highway 17A.

      While the collision killed one of the occupants, the other was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

      The deceased has been identified as 19-year-old lacrosse player Olivia Malcom from New Westminster. 

      On August 16, Deas Island Traffic Services officers arrested 44-year-old Burnaby resident Chao Chen for impaired driving causing death and impaired driving over 80 milligrams of alcohol causing death.

      Chen was released on conditions, including he must not occupy the driver’s seat of any vehicle, he cannot be found intoxicated in a public, he must surrender all passports and travel documents or authorizations, and he must remain in B.C.

      He is scheduled to next appear in Surrey provincial court on September 24.

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