The daughter of the couple who died following a rush-hour crash in downtown Vancouver is speaking out for the first time.
John Daly with Global News spoke to Melissa Ma who arrived from San Francisco Wednesday morning.
She says her dad, Mathew Ma, 68, was a retired accountant and her mom Lynda, 70, was an office manager, both heavily involved in their church.
“My mom and my dad they are fantastic people, good people, wonderful providers. They did everything they could for me, to put me through school and to help me be what have become.”
She says the support she has received has been overwhelming.
“I’ve received such an outpouring so everyone you know, has been really supportive, and I just drove from San Francisco so I’m trying to you know get some arrangements and everything sorted out and get it from there.”
An autopsy in currently underway but she refutes rumors that alcohol was a factor.
She says her parents were very healthy, did not drink nor smoked. She also explains he was usually not a fast driver.
The incident injured three people when the SUV rolled over and hit a pole.
The couple had owned the car for only a week before the crash.