June 14, 2019
Update re Deltaport Way fatal collision
Delta Police confirm that next of kin notifications have been completed with the family of the driver of one of the semi-trucks involved in this incident. He was from Surrey, and unfortunately died at the scene. The other driver involved in the crash received non-serious injuries.
The investigation remains ongoing as to the cause of this crash, and police will not be commenting at this time on possible factors involved.
The crash scene was complex, and police again thank drivers and all those impacted for their patience. Clearing the road of the semi trucks was a complicated task. Extensive environmental site clean up was also required, and was concluded shortly after 3 am, June 14, after which point Deltaport Way was fully re-opened.
Original press release is below.
June 13, 2019
Serious semi-truck collision closes Deltaport
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 Delta Police received a call about a collision involving two semi-trucks in the 3500-block of Deltaport Way.
One truck was travelling eastbound on Deltaport Way and the other truck was travelling westbound at the time of the collision. Delta Police were on scene shortly after the incident occurred, as was the Delta Fire Department. The cause of the collision has not been determined, but police can confirm that one driver received non-serious injuries.
Delta Police’s Traffic Section is leading this investigation. It is currently not known when Deltaport Way will re-open.
“We recognize that a road closure like this causes significant delays for drivers accessing the port. Thank you for your patience and understanding while our officers investigate”, says Delta Police spokesperson, Cris Leykauf. “This is a very serious collision, and investigations such as this take time. The process of clearing the road of a collision of this magnitude is also complicated, she added.
BC’s Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement branch is assisting Delta Police in this investigation