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Pedestrian killed in collision with Kenworth

Abbotsford Police have closed a section of Riverside Road after a pedestrian was killed by a semi-truck. - Adrian MacNair
Abbotsford Police have closed a section of Riverside Road after a pedestrian was killed by a semi-truck.
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A semi-truck struck and killed a pedestrian walking along Riverside Road early Wednesday morning.

The fatal collision occurred at 6:40 a.m.  The pedestrian, who had not been identified by press deadline, was struck by a Kenworth commercial truck that was southbound on Riverside Road south of Vye Road.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the Kenworth, which normally carries fuel, was empty at the time.

“A pedestrian appears to have fallen immediately in front of that truck, in front of the path of the truck, was run over and killed,” said MacDonald.

The 41-year-old truck driver was “extremely shaken” according to MacDonald.

“Not much we can imagine that the truck driver could have done,” he added.

The driver remained on scene and has been cooperative. MacDonald said no alcohol or drug use is suspected in regard to the driver.

The victim appears to be a South Asian male.

Police had the area closed off on Wednesday morning as the coroner and collision reconstruction experts were on scene.

 

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