Police investigating fatal motor vehicle incident

Ridge Meadows

2024-01-08 11:12 HNP

Dossier nº 24-314

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Maple Ridge. B.C. – Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident that occurred on Friday evening in Maple Ridge.

On January 5, 2024, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP frontline officers responded to reports of a serious collision on the Haney Bypass near 227 Street in Maple Ridge. Police arrived at scene to find a white Pontiac Sunfire and a grey Honda Civic with major damage.

Initial reports and eyewitness accounts indicate that the Pontiac Sunfire travelled into an oncoming lane before colliding with the Honda Civic. A third vehicle, a Kia Rio, was also damaged by flying debris from the collision but the driver did not sustain any injuries.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and the Maple Ridge Fire Department (MRFD) were at the scene of the collision when police arrived. The driver of the Pontiac Sunfire, a 39-year-old male from Abbotsford, was pronounced dead at scene by BCEHS.

BCEHS transported the driver of the Honda Civic, who suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, to hospital.

The Investigational Support Team (IST) and the Integrated Reconstruction Analysis Reconstruction Team (ICARS) were called out to assist with the investigation and Haney Bypass between Burnett Street and 227 Street was shut down for several hours after the collision. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor at this time.

This is currently an active and ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.

Police are still seeking witnesses, dash camera footage and/or surveillance video from the area. If you have information, please contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP directly at 604-463-6251.

If you were a witness at this scene and have been affected in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the Ridge Meadows RCMP Victim Services program at 604-467-7650.

Released by

Cpl. Julie Klaussner

Media Relations Officer
Ridge Meadows RCMP
11990 Haney Place Maple Ridge, BC V2X 9B8
Office: 604-467-7647
Email: julie.klaussner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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