Multiple deaths in rush hour car crash on Granville and Nanton

A tragic rush hour motor vehicle collision has claimed three lives and left a fourth person clinging to life in hospital tonight.

Around 6 p.m., a red Toyota Corolla heading south on Granville Street crashed into the back end of a transit bus that was slowing to pick up passengers near Nanton and Granville Street.

Witnesses reported seeing the car travelling at a high rate of speed and weaving through traffic shortly before the collision.

Two occupants died at the scene and a third died en route to hospital. The fourth passenger is in critical condition in hospital. Everyone on the bus was okay.

According to several witnesses, Good Samaritans ran to the aid of the victims with fire extinguishers after seeing flames in the car.

VPD Collision investigators are handling the case and asking anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the collision, to call 604-717-3012.

The identity of the victims has not been confirmed. Next-of-kin notifications will follow.

Granville will continue be closed form 25th to 28th for approximately one hour.

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