South Delta music instructor killed in Richmond crash

The South Delta music community is mourning the loss of one of its own.

The Delta Community Music School confirmed on Facebook late Tuesday night the tragic loss of its voice instructor Natasha D’Agostino, who was killed in a car accident in the early morning hours of Jan. 6 on Highway 99 in Richmond.

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“It is with heavy hearts that we inform the Delta Community Music School community of the passing of our voice instructor Natasha D’Agostino. Her family is devastated, as are we all,” said the Facebook post.

A private service is being planned for the family with a celebration of life to follow.

The family has asked for privacy as it deals with the loss.

According to Sgt. Lorne Lecker with RCMP Deas Island Traffic Services, officers attended a single-vehicle collision on Highway 99 just north of Steveston Highway around 1 a.m. The accident was initially discovered by highway maintenance workers.

Officers determined that a northbound vehicle with a lone female occupant left the roadway, collided with a highway sign and landed upside down and partially submerged in the water-filled ditch adjacent to the highway.

Lecker said there is no indication another vehicle was involved. It was raining heavily at the time of the crash and road/weather conditions as well as driver experience are being considered as possible factors in the crash, he said.

“Clearly in weather such as that, weather will always be a contributing factor, but we don’t know if it was the decisive factor,” Lecker said. “We are not ruling anything out. We don’t believe she had contact with another vehicle before she left the road, so that is why we are appealing to the public to come forward if they saw anything.”

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP Deas Island Traffic Services at 778-290-2400.



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