A driver died at the scene late Friday afternoon (Oct. 5) after his SUV rammed a semi tractor trailer in South Surrey.
Police confirmed shortly after 7 p.m. that a man in his 50s “was extricated from the vehicle, but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.” Surrey RCMP say the man was a resident of New Westminster.
176th Street between 24th and 40th avenues was closed for most of the evening, and re-opened fully just before 10 p.m., according to DriveBC.
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Surrey RCMP said around 3:35 p.m. on Friday, police received “multiple 911 calls reporting that a Black SUV heading northbound had rear-ended a semi tractor trailer also heading northbound on Highway #15 just south of 32nd Ave.”
A news release from police said that along with Surrey RCMP, BC Ambulance Service and the Surrey Fire Department were on scene at the collision.
Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance, and asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision, the vehicles driving prior to the collision or have dash-camera video to call 604-599-0502, quoting Surrey File # 2018-149086.
The crash happened at the same intersection where five members of the Sachdeva family were killed in 2013. It was later discovered that the driver who sped through a red light – and who died one week later – suffered from a previously undiagnosed non-malignant brain tumour.