Police investigate the scene of the fatal single-vehicle crash the morning of Sept. 1.

Abbotsford man, 35, dead after truck flips into Pitt Meadows ditch

High water level in ditch hindered emergency crews

Laura Rodgers

 

A 35-year-old Abbotsford man died in Maple Ridge on Tuesday morning when his truck flipped over into a ditch filled with water, according to the Ridge Meadows RCMP.

The man was turning right from McNeil Road onto Harris Road around 7:00 a.m. when his pickup truck went into a water-filled roadside ditch. The truck flipped over, and water in the ditch was nearly eight feet deep which prevented emergency services from accessing the vehicle’s cab, according to police.

The B.C. Ambulance Service, Pitt Meadows Fire Department and local RCMP were called to the location just before 7:20 a.m.. The vehicle needed to be pulled from the ditch using a tow truck in order to remove the deceased man from the cab.

The coroner attended the scene and is now taking over the investigation. Permission from next of kin to release the man’s name has not yet been obtained.

With files from Cole Wagner, Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

 

Just Posted

Man wanted for parental abduction caught by off-duty Abbotsford officer

Valemont man now in custody after cop recognizes licence plate

Abbotsford’s Schmidt, Canada defeat New Zealand 2-0

Canada returns to the pitch on Thursday against Netherlands

RCMP believe Missing Hope teenager was headed to Chilliwack

Keely Reeze Loewen, 18, last in contact with a family member on June 13

Country trio Rascal Flatts announce stop at Abbotsford Centre

Concert on Nov. 1 with special guests Aaron Goodvin and Steve Lee Olsen

Colorado singer-songwriter performs two shows in Abbotsford

Jeremy Facknitz at Fieldhouse Brewing and Singletree Winery

VIDEO: Rare white killer whale captured by drone near Campbell River

The transient orca has been named Tl’uk, a Coast Salish word that means ‘moon.’

B.C. imposes interim moratorium on resource development to protect caribou

The caribou population in northeastern B.C. has dwindled over the last two decades

B.C. sculptor depicts epic eagle battle in latest piece that took 2,500 hours

Clasped in one of the raptor’s talons is each one’s desire: a living venomous diamondback rattlesnake

Students disciplined after anti-LGBTQ signs posted in Kamloops high school

Vessy Mochikas, SD73’s principal for inclusive education, called incident a learning opportunity

Air Canada expects Boeing 737 Max to resume flying by September or October

Air Canada isn’t worried about safety of the planes, says vice-president

‘The Fonz’ gives thumbs up in letter to dyslexic students at B.C. school

Students in Maple Ridge reached out to Henry Winkler after reading one his Zipster books.

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

Commercial fishers in B.C. now required to wear life-jackets on deck: WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC reports 24 work-related deaths in the commercial fishing industry between 2007 and 2018

Most Read