A male pedestrian was struck and killed on Highway 1 in Abbotsford on Monday night (Feb. 28).
Emergency responders were called at 8:43 pm. to the collision in the highway’s westbound lanes near the Sumas exit, according to an Abbotsford Police press release.
“Upon arrival, emergency service workers located a pedestrian struck by a commercial vehicle suffering life-threatening injuries,” the release says. “The pedestrian was transported to hospital, but sadly has succumbed to his injuries.”
Police said the driver of the commercial vehicle was not injured, remained on scene and is co-operating with police, and impaired driving is not suspected.
Abbotsford Police patrol officers and the Integrated Collision Analysis Reconstruction Service (ICARS) were on scene after the crash, and the Sumas exit was closed for approximately six hours while an investigation took place.
Any witnesses or drivers who have dashcam footage of Highway 1 just before the collision are aksed to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.