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Man killed in Abbotsford while walking along highway

A touching message from a sibling marks the site where a 51-year-old Mission man was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday night while he was walking along Highway 11.

“R.I.P. my brother. I love you and will miss you so much,” states the note taped to a plastic container filled with flowers.

The small memorial is located on a highway median just south of Harris Road. Const. Ian MacDonald said Abbotsford Police began receiving reports at about 8:40 p.m. that a man was hitchhiking or walking dangerously close to traffic in the northbound lanes of Highway 11 (the Abbotsford-Mission Highway).

Moments later, callers advised that the man had been hit by a vehicle. Officers found the man dead at the scene, and two drivers indicated they had struck him.

The first was a Hyundai and the second was a Saturn. The motorists  co-operated with police but were shaken from the incident.

The deceased man’s name has not yet been released. MacDonald said police are still trying to piece together the man’s actions before the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225.

This is Abbotsford's second pedestrian fatality this year. Amarjit Singh Sidhu, 74, was struck and killed by a van on March 27 while out for a morning walk along Blueridge Drive near Townline Road.

 

 

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