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Fatal multi-vehicle collision in Surrey

One person died in crash on 108 Avenue

One person died in a multi-vehicle collision in Surrey Tuesday (April 19).

Police responded to 108 Avenue, near 140 Street, at approximately 6:40 p.m.

According to an RCMP news release, the driver of an eastbound pickup was pronounced dead at the scene, while two occupants of a second vehicle were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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One witness of the aftermath told Black Press Media that a total of seven vehicles were involved, including a transit bus. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life and other equipment to extract one driver, however, that individual succumbed at the scene, the witness said.

Due to the nature of the collision, 108 Avenue was shut down between 139 and 140 Streets for several hours while police investigated.

The road was reopened at approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 20).

The Mounties’ Criminal Collision Investigation Team is investigating. Anyone who witnessed the collision, or with dash-cam footage of the area from the time it occurred, is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 605-599-0502.
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Tracy Holmes

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Tracy Holmes has been a reporter with Peace Arch News since 1997.
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