Morning headlines: March 18th, 2019

Ben Ronald / March 18, 2019

The crash occurred early this morning near Alderson Avenue and Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam.
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Early morning crash kills one

A man is dead following an early-morning crash in Coquitlam. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Photos of the wreckage show a Tesla model car effectively split in two after it appears to have struck a pole.

RCMP say they believe speed was a factor in the accident, though the exact cause of the incident is yet to be determined.

Three dead in Dutch tram shooting

Officials in the city of Utrecht are searching for a 37-year-old suspect they believe is associated with the shooting. Police have released the name and a surveillance photo of the suspect.

The man allegedly opened fire inside a tram in the central Dutch city killing three people and wounding five others. The attack occurred around 11 o’clock local time.

Utrecht police have indicated they’re investigating a “possible terrorist motive” for the attack.

Utrecht police is looking for Gökmen Tanis, who they believe is associated with the shooting.
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Prices of regular gasoline reached $1.52 in Burnaby Monday Morning.
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Gas prices soar past $1.50

Metro Vancouver residents who filled up over the weekend would have noticed an increase in their bill.

The annual change-over to summer gasoline from the winter blend is being blamed in part for the spike.

Prices will increase even further when B.C.’s carbon tax reaches its next phase on April 1st. The scheduled increase will add 1.1 cents per litre at the pump.