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Fatal Crash on River Road 2018-01-25T17:46:48+00:00

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Fatal Crash on River Road

Release Date/Time: May 12, 2017 8:53am
Incident Date/Time: May 11, 2017 at 10:50pm
Location: 8200 Block River Road
DPD File: 17-9426

May 11, 2017 at approximately 10:50pm Delta Police responded to a single vehicle crash in the 8200 block of River Road.

While the investigation is ongoing, it appears the driver of the tractor trailer lost control and slid into a hydro pole before rolling onto its roof, trapping the driver. Emergency crews attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle however the 56-year-old Surrey resident died at the scene.

Because the crash brought down power lines, several safety protocols needed to be followed prolonging the investigation and the closure of the road.

While it’s early in the investigation, it appears weather conditions did play a role in the crash.

As of 8:30am May 12th, Delta Police and BC Hydro will remain on scene for several more hours in an effort to clear the scene and reconnect power to businesses in the area.

Delta Police thanks the public for their patience as the investigation has been complex.

Media Contact: Nikki Hewitt for Sharlene Brooks 604.312.5016