Man killed in head-on collision remembered as ‘an awesome man’

Edward Larson, 49, died following crash with dump truck on Huntingdon Road on Friday afternoon

Man killed in head-on collision remembered as 'an awesome man'

A man killed in a collision on Huntingdon Road on Friday afternoon is being remembered for his sense of humour, generosity and kindness.

Edward Larson, 49, of Abbotsford was driving a PT Cruiser east on Huntingdon Road when he crashed head-on into a westbound dump truck near Laxton Street at about 12:30 p.m.

Larson was pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver of the truck suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the crash is still under investigation by police collision reconstructionists and patrol division officers. Although police have spoken with several witnesses, they are not revealing any details about the collision at this time.

“We offer condolences to the family and friends of the deceased driver, and encourage support for the driver of the dump truck, who has been fully co-operative with police,” MacDonald said.

More than 200 comments posted online with an Abbotsford News story about the collision express condolences on Larson’s passing.

He was an active and beloved member of an online Facebook game called Mafia Wars, which revolves around establishing a “criminal empire” by recruiting other players.

Posts from his Facebook friends across the world – including the United Kingdom and the United States – indicate that Larson was a compassionate person who was always willing to help others.

“Your huge heart has touched so many,” stated one post.

Read another: “Even though we never met in person, you were such a great testament to how people should act.”

Others said Larson was “never shy of a kind word,” “an awesome man,” “one of the kindest souls,” and “very caring and giving.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet contacted police is asked to call 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).