Abbotsford victim of fatal car crash identified

Amy Rybak was killed in Langley when her car collided with an SUV.

Amy Rybak

Amy Rybak

A young Abbotsford woman who was killed in a car crash in Langley on Sunday, July 14 is being remembered as a “great friend” and an “amazing person.”

Amy Rybak, 19, was traveling north on Fraser Highway in a Honda Civic just before 7 p.m. on Sunday when she collided with a Cadillac Escalade that was traveling east on the Langley Bypass.

She was extricated from the wreckage by emergency crews, but died later that day in hospital, according to RCMP.

The driver of the Escalade, a 69-year-old Surrey man, was treated in hospital for relatively minor injuries and released.

Police say it appears the Escalade was proceeding through the intersection on a green light at the time of the crash, although that has yet to be confirmed.

Neither alcohol nor speed appear to be factors in the crash, according to RCMP. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and will undergo mechanical inspections.

Rybak’s Facebook page indicates she was a 2011 graduate of Abbotsford Collegiate, had worked at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, and had a long-time boyfriend.

Friends and family posted comments on Facebook mourning her loss.

“You were a good friend and a beautiful person. You will be dearly missed,” said one.

Said another: “Rest in paradise, girl. Always had a good time with you. I have nothing but positive memories.”

“Today Abbotsford lost an amazing person,” said a third.