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Man dies after Aldergrove crash now under IIO investigation

The crash came shortly after an attempted RCMP traffic stop
The Independent Investigations Office is investigating a crash that resulted in the death of a young man Monday morning in Aldergrove. (File photo)

A young man involved in a crash early Monday morning in Aldergrove has died of his injuries, the agency investigating the incident confirmed.

The victim was the passenger in a black Mazda, heading east on 16th Avenue, which collided with a semi truck at the intersection of 264th Street at about 12:20 a.m. on March 18.

The woman driving the car suffered minor injuries, and the truck driver was not hurt.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO) confirmed the young man’s death.

His name has not been officially released, but a local GoFundMe is raising money for a 20-year-old man who died in a collision that evening.

The IIO is investigating the crash because it took place shortly after a Langley RCMP officer tried to pull the Mazda over for a traffic stop.

The vehicle did not stop, and the collision took place shortly afterwards.

The IIO involves all deaths and serious injuries that follow interactions with police in B.C., including accidents.

The IIO is asking any person who saw the collision between 12 a.m. and 12:30 a.m., or has other relevant information about the incident, to contact the agency by calling the Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the website.

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Matthew Claxton

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Raised in Langley, as a journalist today I focus on local politics, crime and homelessness.
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