RCMP on scene at a collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 Tuesday Morning.

RCMP on scene at a collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 Tuesday Morning.

UPDATE: One person dead in Hwy 1 crash westbound outside Chilliwack

Traffic heading westbound on Highway 1 out of Chilliwack is at a crawl following an earlier accident.

RCMP have confirmed that the person who died in a car crash on Tuesday morning was from Chilliwack.

The 30-year-old woman died from injuries sustained when her vehicle “suddenly went off Highway 1,” RCMP said in a statement.

Two other people were injured in the three-car crash. They were expected to be released from hospital later Tuesday.

The crash brought traffic to a standstill heading westbound on Highway 1 out of Chilliwack, between Lickman Road and the Yale Road West overpass. It occurred around 7:45 a.m., and RCMP are hoping to hear from more witnesses.

The highway opened at 1 p.m. The B.C. Coroners Service is also involved in the investigation.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to contact the Fraser Valley Traffic Services at (604) 702-4039.

Watch theprogress.com for more information when available.

Chilliwack Progress