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UPDATE: Elderly man dies in collision in Abbotsford

A Toyota Corolla and a dump truck have collided at the intersection of Lefeuvre and Huntingdon roads.
The crumpled heap of a Toyota Corolla can be seen at the intersection of Huntingdon and Lefeuvre roads following a fatal collision on Tuesday morning in Abbotsford.

An 84-year-old man died following a collision Tuesday morning in Abbotsford at the intersection of Lefeuvre and Huntingdon roads.

The crash occurred at approximately 9:35 a.m., when, according to police, a dump truck collided with a 2005 Toyota Corolla.

The truck was travelling east on Huntingdon when it collided with the Corolla, which was going south on Lefeuvre.

Stop signs are located on Lefeuvre, but there are none at Huntingdon at that intersection.

Both the truck and the Toyota went off the road, on the south side of Huntingdon. The truck went down the embankment, while the Toyota, which was severely damaged in the crash, ended up in some bushes just off the road.

The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the dump truck was not seriously injured.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said impairment is not considered a factor in the crash.

"The Abbotsford Police Department offers condolences to the friends and family of the man who lost his life in this tragic crash," MacDonald said.

Police have closed Huntingdon Road from Bradner Road to 272 Street and Leufevre Road is closed from Zero Avenue to King Road. Police collision reconstructionists are on the scene, and the roads are expected to be closed for several hours.


Vikki Hopes

About the Author: Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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