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Two dead after crash that shut down Lions Gate Bridge overnight

The Lions Gate Bridge can be seen in the background as a couple sit on the beach in West Vancouver, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.


The iconic Lions Gate Bridge was closed for more than six hours after a car collided with a bus, killing the driver and passenger of the smaller vehicle.

Police reopened the span at about 6 a.m Thursday following the accident just before midnight.

West Vancouver police say a northbound car went out of control and collided with the southbound West Vancouver bus.

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The occupants of the car, both of them young men, died in hospital after being extracted from the vehicle.

The bus driver and three passengers among 15 occupants on the bus were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The transit service put on extra shuttles Thursday to deal with the backlog of passengers seeking service into Vancouver from West Vancouver.

With a report from The Canadian Press

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Ian Bailey is a Vancouver-based reporter for The Globe and Mail.  He covers politics and general news. Prior to arriving at The Globe and Mail, he reported from Toronto and St. John’s for The Canadian Press.  He has also covered British Columbia for CP, The National Post and The Province. More


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