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Pedestrian dead in Friday night crash in Newton

Man, 23, hit by a Mercedes GLK 250 at 61A Avenue and 144 Street in Newton on Friday night
Police investigate crash near Bell Performing Arts Centre in Newton on Friday, April 13. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

A 23-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a Mercedes GLK 250 at 61A Avenue and 144 Street in Newton on Friday night has died of his injuries.

Surrey Mounties would not confirm the victim’s name.

A Gofundme page identifies him as Gursahib Singh Bath, an international student who’d only been in Canada for a month. The organizer, Jagjit Singh of Brampton, Ontario, is trying to raise $25,000 to send his body back to India.

The man, and woman who was driving the Mercedes, were taken to hospital after the 8:37 p.m. crash. Surrey RCMP Sgt. Tammy Lobb said the investigation revealed the Mercedes “allegedly” hit a Ford F150 that was stopped at a red light, “causing it to roll over,” and a Porsche and Honda Civic that had also been stopped at the red light were damaged. “The occupants of the other vehicles involved sustained minor injuries and were treated on scene,” Lobb said.

“The investigation is ongoing, and speed is believed to be a contributing factor. The driver of the Mercedes has been released from hospital and is cooperating with the investigation.”

Police ask anyone with information, including dash cam footage in the area on 144 Street, to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file 2024-51286.

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About the Author: Tom Zytaruk

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